Irabu Bridge, Miyakojima

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Cross the ocean on Irabu Bridge, a bridge connecting the islands of Miyako and Irabu. Measuring 3,540 m (11,610 ft), the structure stands as one of the longest bridges in the world, and its island-hopping span has been impressively engineered, with construction starting in 2006 and taking nine years to complete. More convenient for locals than the ferries that used to cross the divide between the islands, the bridge still allows tourists to soak in the views at a pleasant pace. Speed limits on the bridge remain restricted, making it easier to admire the ocean, islands, and the bridge itself without holding up traffic. A viewing platform in the center provides a good place to snap some photos. A visit to Irabu Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miyakojima trip builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • As the bridges of this kind can pass free of charge Japan up. It is best to drive and in the sea. Take a look at it over time.
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  • Bridge was seen across the once could in fact go and was longer than expected. Blue slopes downward from the sea was moving.
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  • See Irabu from the bridge the highest bridge in the year 2015, and blue Island Bridge and the best views
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  • Awesome bridge... If you like bridges. Places to stop and take pics (or change tires)... And a little picnic area on the island end where you can get a weird or tasty ice cream.
  • If you are driving around Miyakojima, this newly opened bridge gets you to many nice tourist spots on the smaller island. As of 2016, many car nagivation systems still did not have it included, so you might need Google Maps to guide you. There are car pullouts on both sides at the top of the bridge for some nice pictures. The ocean looks very pretty from here in various shades of blue and green. Also stop at the Irabu end of the bridge for some nice views of the bridge itself.
  • It's very beautiful. I want to come again.
  • The most beautiful bridge I've ever been (seen) in Japan. Landscape there is breathtaking!
  • Awesome bridge!!! Beautiful views!!!
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