- The bridge is so long, it would take eight Sears
Towers laid end to end to span the same distance.
- The length of the cables
used in the bridge totals 300,000 kilometers. That's enough to
circle the earth 7.5 times!
- The bridge was originally designed to be 12,825 feet. But
on January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin Earthquake stretched the
bridge an additional three feet.
The bridge holds three records: it is the longest, tallest, and
most expensive suspension bridge ever built.