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ISLAND HOPPER: Japan's massive Akashi Kaikyo Bridge opened this week - and with its 1990.8m suspended span replaced the Humber Bridge as the world's longest span suspension bridge. The 3911.1m overall crossing links the mainland at Kobe with its largest island Shikoku. Over 25 years of planning, design and construction across the fierce 70m deep Seto Inland Sea has produced a typhoon and earthquake proof £2500M road bridge with 283m tall steel towers supporting an open truss deck. ...

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