Daelim Industrial completes Sepoong Bridge, Korea's 1st curved cable-stayed bridge
Daelim Industrial completes Sepoong Bridge, Korea's 1st curved cable-stayed bridge
  • Lee Jun-sung
  • 승인 2019.04.02 10:20
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Daelim Industrial announced on April 1 that it has completed the construction of Sepung Bridge linking Suncheon and Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province.

The Sepung Bridge has a total length of 875 meters and is built in a four-lane road. It is a three-storied cable-stayed bridge consisting of three towers. The two sides are symmetrical around the middle tower. 

The distance between the tower and the tower is 220 meters. The height of the middle tower is 71 meters and the rest of the tower is 57 meters. 

Landscape lighting will be installed in the tower, making it a new attraction in Gwangyang. Sepung Bridge is the first curved cable-stayed bridge in Korea that implements curved roads on cable bridges.

Daelim Industrial explained that it did not affect Gwangyang fault zone and the banks of Gwangyang Seocheon Stream, but also designed the bridge as a curved cable bridge considering its surrounding development plans. 

The total project cost of the bridge is 294.3 billion won. With the completion of the Sepung Bridge, one can bypass the habitual congested section of the existing Gwangyang area when traveling between Gwangyang and Suncheon. "It will be shortened by more than 10 minutes compared to when we use the existing National Road No. 2 line," said a Daelim Industrial official.

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