Gwangan Bridge (Korean: 광안대교) is located in Busan in the southeast of South Korea. It crosses Sooyoung Bay and connects Namcheon-dong and Centum City. It is also called the Diamond Bridge.
Construction of the bridge started in August 1994 and was completed in December 2002. It was temporarily opened before the 2002 Busan Asian Games, and finally officially opened on January 6, 2003.
The length of the bridge is 4.6 mi (7.4 km ), and Length over water is 2.7 mi (4.4 km ). It has 8 lanes and cost 789 billion won (US $710 million).
- August 1994: Construction of the Gwangan Bridge began.
- July 20, 2000: The installation of the suspension bridge tower was completed.
- July 11, 2002: Lifting ceremony for the ceiling of the suspension bridge.
- September 2002: Temporarily opened before the 2002 Busan Asian Games.
- December 2002: Gwangan Bridge was completed.
- January 6, 2003: Gwangan Bridge opened for business.
- June 1, 2003: Gwangan Bridge payment.
Building technical parameters
The Busan Gwangan Bridge is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) long, and the Length over water is 2.7 mi (4.4 km ). It is a double-layer bridge. The upper part leads to Namcheon-dong and the lower part leads to Centum City. There are 4 lanes on each floor, a total of 8 lanes.
It consists of 3 parts, among which the suspension bridge is 2953 ft (900 m) long, the truss bridge is 2362 ft (720 m) long, the connecting bridge is 3.6 mi (5.8 km), the width is 18m-25m, and the height from sea level to the roof is 115 ft. (35 m).
Gwangan Bridge total cost 789 billion won (US $710 million).
As a part of Busan’s coastal ring road network, it is designed to resist earthquakes and typhoons.
It is breathtaking to overlook the nearby attractions from the bridge: the endless ocean, Oryukdo Island in Busan’s wide area, Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Gwangalli Beach, Dongbaekseom Island and Dalmaji Mountain.
The bridge is equipped with thousands of LED lights, making its night view very beautiful. An annual Guang’an Bridge walking competition is held.
Gwangan Bridge Data
- South Korea
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Other name
- Gwangan daegyo, 부산 광안대교, Busan Gwangan Bridge
- Busan, South Korea
- Daelim Industrial，Samhwan Corporation，POSCO E＆C，Lotte E＆C，Daewoo E＆C
- Yushin Corporation
- Maintained by
- Busan Facilities Corporation
- 789 billion won (US $710 million )
- Aug, 1994
- Construction end
- Dec, 2002
- Jan-06, 2003
- Total length
- 4.6 mi ( 7.4 km )
- Length over water
- 2.7 mi ( 4.4 km )
- main channel bridge Length
- 0.6 mi ( 0.9 km )
- 82 ft ( 25 m )
- Deck height
- 115 ft ( 35 m )
- Longest span
- 1640 ft ( 500 m )
- Design type
- Suspension Bridge, Truss Bridge
- Design speed
- 80km / h
- Road scale
- 8 lanes
- Donghae (Sooyoung Bay)
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