Saturday, November 3, 2012

Miyagi Japan's Bridges: Koizumi Bridge across the Tsuya River (1)

March 2012 (38.769 Degrees, 141.507 Degrees) Koizumi Bridge
We are at the northernmost bridge I visited after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. I thought I had traveled into Iwate Prefecture, but our tour must have turned around at the last bridge in Miyagi Prefecture. You can see the Tsuya Railway Bridge that we looked at yesterday in the distance.

This is the Koizumi Bridge that carried Route 45 over the Tsuya River. One year later a temporary bridge still carries Route 45 over the river. Actually the temporary bridge looks pretty much like the old bridge that was washed away (see photo below).
This week's news was full of reports about the damage from Hurricane Sandy. I've investigated bridge damage after many tsunami and a few hurricanes and I would say the amount of damage from a really strong hurricane is worse. It seems like a tsunami kills more people though. Perhaps that's because we are better at anticipating hurricanes than tsunami.
Creative Commons License
Miyagi Japan's Bridges: Koizumi Bridge across the Tsuya River (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

No comments: