Japan's Bridges: Nagamachi Railway Bridges in Miyagi Prefecture (2)
June 2011 (38.2336 Degrees, 140.8891 Degrees) Nagamachi Bridges
A closer look (from the other side) at the Nagamachi Railway Bridges. A reinforced concrete arch rib along each side supports hangers that go through the ties to carry the floor beams. The three bridges are about 44 meters long and have concrete shoes that rest on the abutment seats. The bridges have no cross-bracing, which makes them concrete pony arches.