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05/04/1998 The world's longest bridge span opens in Japan

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is a suspension bridge, which links the city of Kobe on the Japanese mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island. It crosses the busy Akashi Strait as part of the Honshu–Shikoku Highway. It was completed in 1998, and with the length of 1,991m, it has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world.

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