Tatara Bridge

  • photo of Tatara Bridge
  • photo of Tatara Bridge
  • photo of Tatara Bridge
  • photo of Tatara Bridge
  • photo of Tatara Bridge
  • photo of Tatara Bridge
Original nameTatara Ōhashi
StedHiroshima, Japan
Ehime,
Statusin use
Open1999
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length1 480 m
Height220 m
Clearance below26 m
Longest span890 m
Width30 m
See bridge in maps

Tatara Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge located at Hiroshima and Ehime in Japan that crosses the Seto Inland Sea.

The bridge is a part of Nishiseto Expressway, also known as Shimanami Kaido. The connection is a series of roads and bridges is one of the three routes connecting the islands of Honshu and Shikoku.

Tatara Bridge was originally planned as a suspension bridge, but in 1989 the bridge was changed to a cable-stayed bridge. The reason was that we got huge anchorages to the suspension bridge, and it would reduce the environmental impact in the area.
The bridge opened in 1999 and has two lanes of traffic in each direction.