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Kobe Ohashi

Amazing bridge connecting Kobe mainland and Port Island

Kobe Ohashi (o-hashi means bridge in Japanese) connects the mainland to Port Island, a reclaimed land structure which finally connects to Kobe Airport. The bridge was constructed in 1970 along with the Port Terminal, and even today it is the only connection between Kobe Airport and the main city of Kobe. Significant reconstruction was undertaken post the Hanshin Earthquake since the automobile expressway was rendered completely unusable. The reconstruction was completed in July of 1996 and one cannot even tell any signs of the disaster today. The Port Terminal Station on the Sannomiya side of the bridge is also a famous spot to view the summer fireworks.

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