Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travel Photo: Sesoko-jima Bridge (瀬底大橋‏)

Sesoko-jima Bridge

This photo was taken from the Sesoko Island side of the bridge, looking back towards Okinawa.

There is a nice, little park to the left, as you enter the island.

Shade trees, restrooms and parking are available there.

And, behind the park, you can find a road, leading to the beach below.

When the bridge was completed (FEB 1985) it was the longest one in the Prefecture.

It is only 762 meters long and, has since lost that distinction.

Kouri Island, has a bridge that's more than twice as long, these days.

This bridge has made travel to the Sesoko Island more convenient, though.

Before the bridge was built, you had to take a ferry, which made 10 round trips a day.

Loading a vehicle on a boat can get expensive.

Crossing the bridge, is free.

It makes you wonder.  What happened to the ferry boats, they put out of business ?

Tell your youngsters to learn bridge building not, ferry boat driving.

Photo Specs:

Camera: Pentax K3

Lens: Pentax 18-250 at a focal length of 250mm

Exposure: f/16   1/30   ISO 100

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Muza-chan said...

Beautiful bridge...

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan, Yes and, it's a nice walk, crossing it, too !