Suspended Bridge in Arai Machi, Shizuoka Prefecture!

The area north of Arai Machi, in spite of its professional outboard boat races and rowing practice waterfronts is a pretty drab place except maybe for one sole eye-catching site!


It is a suspended bridge of enormous proportions, that is, for a small agglomeration that does not deserve the name of “shi/市”/city!
But you can already see it through the windows of the almost derelict JR Arai Station!


As I had plenty of time on hand that I decided to walk to it for close and precise observation!


I first to walk quite a circuitous way around the giant parking reserved for the boat race punters!


I finally made it to the main road called Shiomi Bypass which had to be built in 1996, not so much for the boat races, but because people had to cross the large stretch of Hamana Lake which would force people to drive around for more than 50 km!


Getting near!
What you see on the left is a sheltered access to the car park!


The lane on the left leads to a small marina for pleasure boats and rowing!


I don’t know how tall it is, but it must be at least 50 meters!


The cables are actually long metal tubes.
The whole edifice seems quite light. Considering the eventuality of high winds, typhoons and even earthquakes, it gives an impression of “bending but not breaking”!


It does make for some inventive photography with the few trees nearby!


A curved shape definitely looks more resilient!


Quite “simple” in concept!


It is still the only support for the bridge!


All strength and flexibility!


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