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The highest suspension bridge in the world, with magnificence and first class open sea views

The first suspension bridge in Korea that was made purely with Korean technology connects Yeosu to Gwangyang

The tower in the suspension bridge that boasts the highest height (270m) in the world is higher than 63 building, and the distance between towers, 1,545m, was made so to commemorate the year of birth of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. It is majestic, with first class open sea views.

The 4th biggest scale suspension bridge in the world

The tower in the suspension bridge that boasts the highest height (270m) in the world is higher than 63 building, and the distance between towers, 1,545m, was made so to commemorate the year of birth of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. It is majestic, with first class open sea views. The length between the towers, especially, is 4th longest in the world, followed by Japan’s Akashi Bridge, China’s Xihoumen Bridge, and Denmark’s Great Belt Bridge, and it is the longest in Korea. Also, the height of the tower is an altitude of 270m, higher than Seoul Namsan Mountain (262m) and 63 building (249m), and is the highest concrete tower in the world. Yi Sun-sin bridge is an important point of transportation when visiting Yeosu, so it shortens about 20 minutes of time for the visitors who are using Daejeon-Tongyeong highway and who are coming from near Gyeongbuk and Gyeongnam to Yeosu.

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Yisunsin Bridge was built on top of the seas in between Yeosu city Myodo and Gwangyang city Geumho-dong, where one of the most important naval battles in the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, the naval battle at Noryang, was the stage of. It is an area close to the Noryang Channel, one of the main stages Admiral Yi sun-sin was active in, and also a place where he died in battle.

The observatory in Yisunsin Bridge has the form of the Geobukseon (Turtle ship) and reflected Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s advancing spirit onto the building. The observatory for the viewing area of Yisunsin Bridge was made indoors, and by reflecting to the design the usage of the disabled, the elderly, and the young, an elevator was also installed.
It is the best place to view Yisunsin Bridge from Yeosu, and at night, you can also enjoy the beautiful views of Yisunsin Bridge.

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