The Akashi Kaikyo Suspension Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world and is a spectacular visual delight. It apparently took 2 million workers 10 years to construct the bridge, 181,000 tons of steel and 1.4 million cubic meters of concrete. The four-mile bridge links the island of Awaji and the mainland city of Kobe.
Rivers are rising: Joggers on a Riverfront Park foot bridge marvel at the thunderous sound and billowing mist of the Spokane River’s middle falls in downtown Spokane on Thursday. Photo by Jesse Tinsley.