• Kyodo News


A 1,500-ton bridge section was lifted into place Sunday on pillars in Tokyo Bay, a milestone in constructing a link between Koto Ward and reclaimed land off the Odaiba district in 2011.

Planners hope the 2.9-km-long bridge, provisionally called Rinkai Ohashi (Waterfront Big Bridge), will ease traffic congestion on National Road 357, which runs along Tokyo Bay between Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Chiba Prefecture.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.