Yi Sun-sin Bridge

  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
  • photo of Yi Sun-sin Bridge
LocationYeosu, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Statusin use
Open2012
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignSuspension bridge
Length2 260 m
Height272 m
Clearance below80 m
Longest span1 545 m
Width27 m
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Yi Sun-sin Bridge is a suspension bridge in South Korea between Kwangyang and Yeosu. The bridge has a main span of 1,545 meters, making it the fifth largest suspension bridge in the world and the largest in South Korea. Construction began in 2007 and in 2012 opened the bridge to the Expo exhibition in the city of Yeosu. The towers are 272 meters tall, it took 11 months to build, the Great Belt bridge tower at 254 meters took 30 months to build.
The bridge is named after the Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin who was born in 1545, he is known for known for his victories over the Japanese navy during the Imjin War and initiated the building of the first ironstudded warships. Next to the bridge is a bridge museum.