Longest bridge, cable suspension bridge
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
1990.8 metre(s)
日本 (Honshu and Shikoku)

The main span of the Akashi-Kaikyo road bridge linking Honshu and Shikoku, Japan, is 1,990.8 m (6,532 ft) or (1.24 miles) long. The overall suspended length with side spans totals 3,911.1 m (12,831 ft 8 in or 2.43 miles). Two towers rise 297 m (974 ft 5 in) above water level and the two main supporting cables are 1,122 mm (44 in) in diameter, making both tower height and cable diameter world records. Construction began in 1988 and the bridge was opened to traffic on 5 April 1998.