|March 2012 (35.728 Degrees, 139.810 Degrees) Shirahige Bridge|
The Shirahige Bridge is a 554 ft long river crossing that was completed in 1931. Like the other roadway bridges we've recently studied it is 72 ft wide, with four traffic lanes and wide sidewalks. It's an interesting continuous structure with through trusses for the end spans and a truss arch for the center span. Note how the bottom truss chord descends below the deck to support the bridge on concrete caissons. It is similar in form to the Tokyo Gate Bridge (shown on June 24, 2011) except that bridge was much bigger and the end spans were deck trusses.
Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Shirahige Bridge across the Sumida River (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.