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Gwangandaegyo Bridge

If San Francisco has Bay tour, Busan has Gwangandaegyo Bridge. The construction of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, the Korea’s largest duplex suspension bridge, was initiated in 1994 in order to expand a road network circulating a coastal line and facilitate transport of container cargoes, and it opened as a 7.42km-long suspension bridge for passenger cars in January 2003.
Gwangandaegyo Bridge that has emerged as a Busan landmark on the strength of fantastic night lighting combined with nightscape of a beach consists of a lower part bound for Haundae and a upper part bound for Yongho-dong.
It is adored by many people in connection to tourist attractions as it offers a grand sight to citizens distressed from daily life as well as tourists visiting Busan in harmony with surrounding natural tourist resources during the day and provides nightscape of romance and rest at night.

Location

Gwangandaegyo Bridge is located in front of Gwangalli Beach and connected from Namcheon-dong Plaza No. 49 to Centum City.

The Korea’s longest suspension bridge

  • Size : Extended to 7.42Km (Suspension bridge 0.9Km, Approach bridge 6.52Km)
  • Project cost : 789.9 billion won
  • Project period : Dec. 1994 ∼ Dec. 2002
  • Opened : Jan. 6, 2003
  • Section : Namcheon-dong Plaza No. 49, Busan ∼ Centum City, U-dong, Haeundae-gu

Toll

  • Distinction of tolls
    • Light vehicle : 500 won
    • Small vehicle : 1,000 won
    • Large vehicle : 1,500 won
  • Charge period : Jun. 2003 ~ May 2028 (25 years)

Vehicle control on Gwangandaegyo Bridge

  • When wind speed is 15∼20㎧ : As for the upper part, the passage of vehicles is prohibited on two car lanes out of four car lanes. The speed of vehicles is limited to 60㎞ or lower.
  • When wind speed is 20∼25㎧ : As for the upper part (Centum City, U-dong, Haeundae-gu ~ Namcheon-dong Plaza No. 49 in Suyeong-gu), the entry of vehicles on the entire four car lanes is prohibited. As for the lower part, the speed of vehicles is limited to 40㎞ or lower.
  • When wind speed is 25㎧ or higher : The passage of vehicles is entirely prohibited in the upper and lower parts of Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

The current situation of Gwangandaegyo Bridge

  • Name : Gwangandaero (Another name of Gwangandaegyo Bridge if it refers to only the 6,298m-long marine bridge part)
  • The date of opening : Jan. 6, 2003 (Initiated on Dec. 24, 1994 – Completed in Dec. 2002)
  • The height of a main tower : 105m (The height of a 48-story apartment)
  • The total length : 7,420m, Width : 18~25m, A two-story bridge with a four-lane road, a passenger car road (V=80km/hr) ·A 900m-long suspension bridge (Center 500m, Side 400m)
    • Trust 720m
    • Approach road 5,800m
    • Surface of the sea ~Lower bridge = 45m
    • Diameter of a cable - 60.6cm(5mm wire 11,544 strands)
  • Weight : First class bridge (Total weight 43.2ton)
  • Life span : 100 years or longer
  • Construction cost : 789.9 billion won (City expense 509.7 billion won, Government expense 280.2 billion won)
  • Earthquake : Richiter scale magnitude 6, 72/sec (Earthquake resistance class 1 bridge)
  • Wind speed : 45m/sec (By part 67m~72m0) ※ No problems caused during Typhoon Maemi (56.2/sec)
  • Wave height: 7m
  • Lighting facility: A total of 7,082 lamps (1,174 street lamps, 2,797 tunnel lamps, 1,927 inspection lamps & 1,184 landscape lamps)
  • Construction cost : 789.9 billion won (City expense 509.7 billion won, Government expense 280.2 billion won)
  • Maximum daily pass : 80,113 vehicles (Jul. 31, 200) ※ Designed traffic : 62,130 vehicles
  • Daily revenues : 55 million won
  • Electrical bills : 100,000 won per day
  • The number of bolts : 2.7 million bolts
  • Various devices : 34 CCTVs, 7 electronic displays, 6 unmanned cameras and etc.
  • Management staff : 126 persons (Toll collectors, patrol, security guards, administrative staff and etc.)
  • Other bridges ·Yeongdodaegyo Bridge : Length 214.6m & Width 18m (Completed in 1934)
    • Busandaegyo Bridge : Length 260m, Width 20m & Height 31m (Completed in 1980)
    • Namhangdaegyo Bridge : Length 1,925m & Width 26m (Completed in 2008)

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