Yi Sun-sin Bridge (Korean: 이순신대교) is located on the seaside in southern Korea. It connects Yeosu and Gwangyang, giving Yeosu’s industrial park a gateway to the outside. Its main span length is 5,069 ft (1,545 m), making it one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
Yi Sun-sin is a famous admiral of South Korea. Born in 1545, he was famous for his victory in the Japanese war and started building the first studded warship. Next to the bridge is a bridge museum.
The construction began in November 2007, and in 2012 the bridge to the Lishui World Expo exhibition was opened.
The length of the bridge is 1.4 mi (2.3 km), and the Longest span is 5,069 ft (1,545 m). The bridge tower is 886 ft (270 m) tall, and the Deck height is 262 ft (80 m). The bridge deck width is 89 ft (27 m).
It total cost 434 billion won (US $370 million ).
- In 2006, the bridge began its preliminary design.
- In 2007, the bridge design was completed.
- In November 2007, construction of the bridge began.
- On May 12, 2012, the bridge was opened to serve the Lishui Expo 2012.
- In 2013, the bridge was shortlisted for the 2013 Outstanding Structure Award.
The bridge was designed by Yooshin Company and built by Daelim Industrial Company.
The length of the bridge is 1.4 mi (2.3 km). The bridge is a three-span suspension bridge with a span of 357.5m + 1,545m + 357.5m, with a total length of 1.4 mi (2.3 km).
The concrete tower is H-shaped, 886 ft (270 m) high, and is one of the tallest bridge towers in the world. The height from sea level to the bottom of the deck is approximately 262 ft (80 m), allowing the world’s largest container ship to pass safely under the bridge.
The bridge deck width is 89 ft (27 m).
Two bridge towers, one with a height of 272m, took 11 months to build, and the other with a height of 254m took 30 months to build.
Yi Sun-sin Bridge Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Other name(s)
- 1545 Bridge
- Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
- Daelim Industrial Co.
- Yooshin corporation
- 434 billion won (US $370 million )
- Nov, 2007
- May-12, 2012
- Total Duration
- Total length
- 1.4 mi ( 2.3 km )
- 886 ft ( 270 m )
- 89 ft ( 27 m )
- Deck height
- 262 ft ( 80 m )
- Longest span
- 5069 ft ( 1545 m )
- Design type
- Suspension bridge
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