Gwangan Bridge

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.

Gwangan Bridge night view
Gwangan Bridge night view

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).

Gwangan Bridge aerial view
Gwangan Bridge aerial view, This picture shows the double-layer structure of the bridge


  • 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.
Overview Gwangan Bridge
Overview Gwangan Bridge
  • December 2002: Gwangan Bridge was completed.
  • January 6, 2003: Gwangan Bridge opened for business.
  • June 1, 2003: Gwangan Bridge payment.
Overpass of Gwangan Bridge
Overpass of Gwangan Bridge

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 daegyo
Gwangan daegyo

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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