Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai,Tokyo
The Tokyo Gate Bridge is a large bridge that spans the Tokyo Port Sea Lane 3, with a total length of 2,618 meters.
This bridge links Wakasu in the Koto Ward and the landfill on the outer side of the central breakwater. It was developed to shorten transportation time to the Tokyo Port by making transit smoother for the growing number of logistic vehicles. This bridge has a unique form because it stands very close to the Haneda Airport; there were limitations imposed on the height of the construction for the safety of the aircrafts, yet there was also the need to have enough bridge clearance for the safety of sailing vessels. For these reasons, a truss structure was adopted because it does not require tall, main towers, as in the case for a suspension bridge. This structure demonstrates excellent stability and durability because the bridge can handle over 32,000 logistic vehicles a day. Also, the height from the ocean surface to the top of the bridge is equivalent to that of a 25-story building. It has a pedestrian road on one side (the port side) of the bridge, between Wakasu and the landfill on the outer side of the central breakwater, so you can enjoy majestic views from central Tokyo to Mt. Fuji. Get off at Shinkiba Station on the JR Keiyo Line, Yurakucho Line, and Rinkai Line, and take city bus Kiba Route 11 to the Wakasu Camping Park; get off at the Wakasu Camping Park-mae terminal stop.