The Tarara Bridge is a road bridge connecting Ikuchijima Island in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and Omishima Island in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, on the other side of the Seto Inland Sea. When completed, it was the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, making it a very powerful road bridge. The Tarara Bridge is part of the Shimanami Kaido Highway, which crosses from Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture via several islands, and is frequented by many cyclists.
Bicycles can pass through the bridge for free (Until March 2022)
Moment of Joy
The charm of the Tatara Bridge is its overwhelming scale, which was the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge when it was completed, and the beautiful appearance of the bridge, which looks like a bird flapping its wings. When photographing the Tatara Bridge on a clear, cloudless day, the white bridge looks stunning against the blue sky and the clear water of the Seto Inland Sea. If you clap your hands loudly under the bridge’s pillars, you can hear the sound reverberate from the tuning fork-shaped structure.