August 15, 2010

Just one of 872

This shall remain a nameless bridge. I can only tell you that it is located in Osaka, Japan,  and stretches across part of the Osaka Port. The road has the sexy name of Hanshin Expressway # 4 Bayshore Route. And it is merely one of 872 bridges in the city.

Osaka, Japan, 2009

However, this two-span cable-stayed bridge (cousin of the suspension bridge) does stand in eminent company: next to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, the second largest in the world at 112.5 meters high, and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the world's largest.


This nameless bridge is posted for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges. Click on the link and find links to many different kinds of bridges around the world. If you click on the photos you'll get more of the bridge and city view.

23 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

that a sleek, sexy bridge.:p but what i find most interesting is the red/purple/blue building in the second photo. the shape is unusual.

☺lani☺ said...

The second one looks like a mix of Bangkok and one of the bridge in London! Nice captured!

T. Becque said...

Neat architecture you caught too. I really envy all your travels - how wonderful.

Linnea W said...

That's a beauty of a bridge! And the ferris wheel adds so much interest too. I didn't realize Osaka had so many bridges. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I too love road trips. Freeways are great for getting somewhere fast but they do take something away from the true adventure of a road trip!

Ann said...

the wheel, is it London? Singapore Or Brisbane?

How much money do you budget for traveling every year?

Should you decide to visit your niece, let me know.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Francisca, Bonjour!
Amazing bridge, wow Japan, it's wonderful!
I'm always curious about cable-stayed bridge.I love those "symmetrical lines"and the design.Great post!
*** thanks for your kind words in out blog, and I did a new background ( green ) to my layout, maybe it's a little bit heavy, I will check it, thanks.

hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

joo said...

Terrific bridge! Wow 872 - it's imprssive!
Happy Sunday to you Francisca:)

VP said...

Great images! How can they possibly have 872 bridges?

Francisca said...

@VP - I was pretty amazed at that 872 figure as well, but this is what it said (well footnoted) in the Wiki I linked: "In 1925 there were actually 1629 bridges in Osaka but with the filling in of canals and rivers, as of April 2003, the number has dropped to 872, 760 of which are currently managed by Osaka City." So that means that someone in Osaka could post a new bridge for Louis la Vache for the next 16 years and 10 months without posting the same bridge twice! :-)

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for the answer to my question! Looks like you'll have to return to Osaka, the sheer number of bridges is incredible.

Both your photos are beautiful.

Kaori said...

I went to the Kaiyukan with my sisters last year and remember seeing the big ferris wheel. But I must of missed the bridge! Beautiful photo! My parents just moved down there last year, close to the Osaka Castle...did you maybe get a chance to see it while you were there? :D

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures of the bridge.

Francisca said...

@Kaori - oh yes! Stay tuned, I am sure to post some castle photos one of these days! What a lovely area of town for your parents to move to! I thought the views of the city to the hills from the top of castle were wonderful.

Louis la Vache said...

Only 872 bridges? That's 16 years worth of Sunday Bridges posts! WOW!

Tracy said...

A bridge AND a ferrris wheel. How fun!

tapirgal said...

I imagine some of those bridges are the small and intimate kind. I'd love to see those also. I wonder if they counted bridges in gardens.

Woody said...

That's quite a spectacular bridge! I'm glad modern bridge designers push the envelope with style.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The ferris wheel on the water made me think of the London Eye. Then the buildings didn't look right. Finally I read the description. Cognitive dissonance resolved. Now onto the other 871 bridges!

Elisa said...

It´s amazing! A great view :)

Evelyn said...

I don't know its name either, but I have photos of the bridge too. Nice photos. I enjoyed my trip to the aquarium.

JM said...

Great bridge photos!

Rob said...

So many lines, a sleek looking bridge.

Hilda said...

The bridge is awesome! Love the funky aquarium architecture too. Just followed your link and it looks great at night!