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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  • Really long. I think it is fun if you drive over the beautiful sea. Was cloudy when I went there, so I did. I think sunny cloudy even kinda impressed. Bicycles and even Wade might be nice. Because the trail is okay.
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  • They say the sea is clean. It seems sometimes sea turtles is off the bus. It is nice and you can see those taken had we not found. Bridge really stands out in the sea, nice
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  • Stop taking pictures will go through in spots. May be feeling around by bicycle.
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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.
  • Awesome bridge!!! Beautiful views!!!
  • The most beautiful bridge I've ever been (seen) in Japan. Landscape there is breathtaking!

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