Latest News

South Korea completes world’s first “leaning” suspension bridge

South Korean builder GS Engineering and Construction has completed a bridge in South Gyeongsang Province after nine years of construction.

The 890m-long Noryang suspension bridge in South Korea has become the world’s first to be built with main towers that lean.

Click here to watch weekly episodes of Housing Development Programme on AIT

Built at an angle of 8° to reduce the tension of the main cable, the 149m-high towers also give the appearance of being in a tug of war.

The bridge features another claimed first: its cables were designed with a streamlined shape to reduce wind loading on the bridge.

Ko Byung-woo, head of the infrastructure division at GS, commented: “By building the world’s first suspension bridge with an inclined main tower with purely in-house technology, we have received requests from countries like Norway to share construction technology. We are proud to take a step forward to become the world’s leading builder.”

The structure, which has a total length of 3.1km including the elevated ramps leading to the central span, links an island off the south coast of Korea with the mainland. It is the third-longest in the country, after the 1,545m Yi Sun-sin Bridge and the 1,150m Ulsan Bridge.

 

Follow Us on Social Media
Previous ArticleNext Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »

You have successfully subscribed to our newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Housing News will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.