July 28, 2014

TOKYO : Rainbow Bridge - 東京港連絡橋

URBAN-STREET VIGNETTES

Rainbow Bridge - 東京港連絡橋  2000s


SUNSET - 東京湾 お台場, 昏黄 - ぽつりぽつりの屋形船, Tokyo Bay, Japan


The Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ Reinbō burijji) is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.  Construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1993. The bridge is 798 metres (2,618 ft) long with a main span of 580 metres (1,903 ft). Officially called the "Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge," the name "'Rainbow Bridge" was decided by the public.

The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to harmonize with the skyline of central Tokyo seen from Odaiba. There are lamps placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night using solar energy obtained during the day. The bridge can be accessed by foot from Tamachi Station (JR East) or Shibaura-futō Station (Yurikamome) on the mainland side.


Odaiba night, Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

Usage

The Rainbow Bridge carries three transportation lines on two decks. The upper deck carries the Shuto Expressway's Daiba Route, while the lower deck carries the Yurikamome rapid transit system in the centre, walkways on the outer side, and Tokyo Prefectural Route 482 in-between. Route 482 was formerly a tolled road, but opposition to the toll led to its removal.[citation needed] Bicycles and light motorcycles under 50cc are not permitted on either deck or the walkway of the bridge. Motorcycle pillion passengers are also banned.

Walkway

The bridge has two separate walkways on the north and south sides of the lower deck; the north side offers views of the inner Tokyo harbour and Tokyo Tower, while the south side offers views of Tokyo Bay and occasionally Mount Fuji. The walkways may only be used during certain hours (9 am to 9 pm in the summer; 10 am to 6 pm in the winter, access to the walkways close 30 minutes before closing time).


DUSK - 東京湾 お台場, 暮れ暮れ - 交通渋滞の屋形船, Tokyo Bay, Japan




Crosses : Tokyo Bay, Locale : Minato, Tokyo, Japan, Total length : 798 m
Width : 49 m, Height : 126m (towers) - 52m (roadway), Longest span : 570 m
Number of spans : 3
Construction : 1987 - 1993, Opened : August 26, 1993


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July 7, 2014

ARIZONA : Angels Window North Rim - GRAND CANYON

GRAND CANYON  North Rim 


Angels Window at North Rim Grand Canyon


Angels Window, GRAND CANYON  North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


Cape Royal Trail

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From the parking area, the trail heads south with signs describing the views and the local flora. Viewpoints along the trail include Angel's window (a natural arch), and Cape Royal itself at the end of the trail. The trail is ½ mile (0.8 km) in length, making a 1 mile (1.6 km) round trip.


A shot of the Angel's Window taken from the Cape Royal Trail


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