This exclusive video tutorial is presented by Suspension Bridges. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world, it links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island, in Japan.
It crosses the busy Akashi Strait and it carries part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway.
Since its completion, in 1998, the bridge has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1,991 metres (6,532 ft). It is one of the key links of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Project, which created three routes across the Inland Sea.