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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.

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