- Virtual Construction View of Kintaikyo-Bridge(The Entire Bridge)
- Virtual Construction View of Kintaikyo-Bridge "hashirabashi" (The First Part of Bridge)
- Virtual Construction View of Kintaikyo-Bridge "soribashi" (The Arch)
- Virtual Construction View of Kintaikyo-Bridge(The Construction)
The Kintaikyo Bridge is 193.3 m long and 5 m wide. The five sequential wooden arch bridges of the Kintaikyo Bridge are comprised of three central arch spans (called "soribashi" in Japanese) and two end spans ("hashirabashi"), which have arches of a girder bridge structure. In this virtual video, the Kintaikyo Bridge can be seen in its entirety, excluding the piers.
The first and fifth spans of the Kintaikyo Bridge on each bank of the river use a girder bridge structure with supporting pillars and are called "hashirabashi" in Japanese. Each has a span of 34.8 m. In this video, the internal structure can be seen with components such as the handrail or balustrade and floor plate or bridge plate removed.
The three central spans, called "soribashi" in Japanese, use an arch structure with no supporting pillars. The 35.1 m arch span of the Kintaikyo Bridge is the longest for any wooden arch bridge in the world, excluding those made using modern construction techniques. In this video, the beautiful timberwork, which is said to be the essence of the Kintaikyo Bridge, can be seen from several angles that are not visible on the actual bridge.
The assembly of the three central arch spans (soribashi), which was performed during the Heisei Era renovation, has been virtually recreated in this video. The distinctive structure that only the Kintaikyo Bridge has in the world is illustrated in the video.