|August 2007 (37.3918° 138.5806°) Kaiun Bridge|
A transverse shear key sits undamaged beside the bearing. The steel keys either did a good job of preventing transverse motion or the earthquake shook the bridge mainly in a longitudinal direction.
In the photo below, we can see one of the brackets for a cable restrainer attached to the girder web. The restrainer has a spring at the end, perhaps to handle temperature movement or to prevent a hard impact during shaking.
Niigata, Japan's Bridges: Kaiun Bridge across the Sabaishi River (8) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.