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Incheon Bridge
Incheon Bridge
Incheon Bridge
Carries 6-lane motorway[1][2]
Locale Incheon, South Korea[1]
Design Cable-stayed bridge[1]
Total length 12,300 metres (40,000 ft)[1]
Width 33.4 metres (110 ft)[2]
Height 230.5 metres (756 ft) (pylons)[1]
Longest span 800 metres (2,600 ft)[1]
Number of spans 5[1]
Clearance below 74 metres (240 ft)[2]
Beginning date of construction 2005[1]
Completion date 2009[1]
Coordinates 37°24′50″N 126°34′0″E / 37.41389°N 126.566667°E / 37.41389; 126.566667Coordinates: 37°24′50″N 126°34′0″E / 37.41389°N 126.566667°E / 37.41389; 126.566667
Incheon Bridge is located in South Korea

The Incheon Bridge (also called the Incheon Long Bridge) is a newly-constructed bridge in South Korea. At its opening in October 2009, it became the second connection between Yeongjong Island and the mainland of Incheon. The 12.3 kilometres (7.6 mi) long bridge has a cable stayed section over the main sea route to Incheon port. This was the most difficult part to construct, with a main tower 230.5 metres (756.2 ft) high, vertical clearance of 74 m (243 ft), and five spans: a centre span of 800 m (2,625 ft) flanked on either side by spans of 260 m (853 ft) and 80 m (262 ft). Adjacent to the center section are approach spans consisting of a series of 150 m (492 ft) balanced cantilever spans. Lower level viaducts consisting of 50 m (164 ft) spans connect to land at each end of the bridge. The bridge cost over USD$1.4 billion (~1.25 trillion Won) to build. The main purpose of the bridge is to provide direct access between Songdo and Incheon International Airport, reducing travel time between them by up to one hour.

The sea crossing bridge section, whose concessionaire is Incheon Bridge Corporation, is funded by the private sector. Korea Expressway Corporation and the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) managed the project.

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