About Yokohama Bay Bridge
Yokohama Bay Bridge is a 3-span double-hinged steel truss girder suspension bridge for both public and railway use, which was completed and opened to traffic in 1994 and is located in the sub-center of Tokyo Bay.
The bridge has a main span of 570m, with a 4-lane expressway on the upper deck and a 2-lane arterial highway and 2 light rail tracks on the lower deck. The bridge is located over the Tokyo Bay waterway, an important gateway to and from the Tokyo Bay area, and its ornamental qualities are particularly important.
In response, the bridge landscape design, including nighttime landscape lighting, was evaluated and analyzed from different perspectives during the detailed design phase. In response to the relatively short span length of the Rainbow Bridge, a horizontal plate was added between the two strands of the main cable saddle to increase the friction between the main cable and the top of the tower after installation.
How to get there
Take the 109 system bus toward Sakuragicho Station (in front of Sky Walk)
Free of charge
April and September/10:00-20:00 (Friday and Saturday, open until 21:00)/10:00-18:00 (Friday and Saturday, open until 20:00)/Tuesday and Wednesday closed (If the day is an official holiday, it will be closed the next day)
Without a doubt, this is a landmark spot in Yokohama, a landmark!
1 This bridge itself is very unique with the world’s best, integrating the essence of human construction technology and human art. The bridge is 860 meters long and is a diagonal bridge, which is also the largest diagonal bridge in the world.
2 The design of the bridge itself is also ingenious, in addition to the vast bridge deck, the bridge body is also designed with a hollow corridor, and also leaves many windows for visitors to view the beautiful scenery around. Thanks to the viewpoint of the bridge itself, you can see Mount Fuji and the Boso Peninsula in the distance, making it an excellent place to visit.
3 Standing at the top of the bridge, looking at the vast waters of Yokohama Bay, the distant mountains, and the busy scenery on the pier, is a wonderful way to enjoy a trip.