Sunday, October 21, 2012

Miyagi, Japan's Bridges: Kitakami River Bridge (6)

March 2012 (38.547 Degrees, 141.423 Degrees) Kitakami Bridge
To avoid the damaged substructure elements on the Kitakami Bridge, the new spans step around them. The barrier rail snakes over these steps to form a two-lane bridge deck. I guess that's how you make a curved alignment out of straight superstructure segments.  That explains the odd placement of the new spans.  However, I'm still unsure why plastic pipes are sticking out of the ground in the photo below.
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