|June 2011 (38.415 Degrees, 141.312 Degrees) Miyori-Ohashi|
The one thing I'm uncertain about is the use of Corten (weathering) steel for the girders. I wonder if this type of steel performs as well and lasts as long as steel girders that are primed and periodically painted?
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I think weathering steel is now quite well trusted, it's the default in preference to painted steel in many places. Recent reasons I have seen for not using it all relate to issues other than its basic durability: visual appearance; unavailability in rolled sections; difficulties removing graffiti etc.
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