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My latest Minecraft project, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. This is another image, this time with the Flows HD Resource Pack.
The bridge is about 500 blocks long, I'll make separate uploads from many angles of the bridge. This bridge is very, very long!
Scale is about 1:9 of the real bridge.
Bridge is about 80% complete. Will line six lanes of rails to make it a true bridge for transportation.

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Currently the world's longest suspension bridge, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge connects the Japanese islands of Honshu from Kobe to Akashi Island to Iwaya. This magnificent bridge is a massive engineering triumph, seen as the ultimate evolution of bridge design & technology, a far cry from the simple, Roman arched bridge.

The bridge had to meet strict requirements before construction, not only did it have to be strong enough to withstand storms & typhoons, but earthquakes as well. Japan is especially prone to earthquakes, so the technological challenges were immense given the scale on which the bridge is to be built.

Construction began in 1988 with the design finalized to be the longest in the world. The two towers holding up the cables are almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower, And if one were to lay the bridge cables, the length of the cables are long enough to circle the world's equator seven times. The bridge spans four kilometers, with six lanes of traffic going both ways.

As well as the engineering involved, the cost of the bridge was staggering; estimates say that the bridge cost 500 billion yen. The bridge was completed in 1998 & opened to traffic the same year.

The Earthquake that hit Kobe in 1995 was a test of the bridge's design, & even though Kobe was badly damaged, the bridge stood undamaged, with the epicenter of the earthquake occuring between the bridge's two towers.

This bridge is one of the world's greatest triumphs in scale of design & aesthetic, spanning in a region where nature can show it's worst, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is a wonder of the world.
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:icontoainsully:
toainsully Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
How many MC players did it take to build this structure?
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
One: myself
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:icontoainsully:
toainsully Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
WUUT?

I usually do some builds with 1-3 people
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool: my internet is terrible so multiplayer online isn't an option for me
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:icontoainsully:
toainsully Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Did you try using an Ethernet cable?
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That would mean running a cable across my hallway to my bedroom so that isn't an option really
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:icontoainsully:
toainsully Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
My Ethernet cable runs through the walls
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:icondarkshadowlink1:
darkshadowlink1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome :D:D:D
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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:icondarkshadowlink1:
darkshadowlink1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
your welcome :D:D:D
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Viola-Player Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Texture pack?
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Flows HD
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:iconviola-player:
Viola-Player Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconshanetherarechoa:
shanetherarechoa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Wow. That's amazing man.
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconshanetherarechoa:
shanetherarechoa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
How long did it take you?
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This took me about two weeks. There's added functionality in the latest Minecraft snapshots to cut construction times of flat surfaces.
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shanetherarechoa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I liked how you make historical things in mindcraft most wouldn't
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good news, I'm working on another historical building, just started!
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:iconshanetherarechoa:
shanetherarechoa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
What are you building? ^^
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't disclose such details openly, but I'll give you a clue: Asia
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xXColorfulRosesXx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omg you must be a very very patient person xD nice job!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Such a construction requires a lot of time, and thanks! I listen to music while I build, helps to maintain focus.
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toxicflow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Soooooo….come to my mine craft world and build me something ??? XD 
you are amazing. 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :) my internet connection is so slow I can't even look at YouTube clips at times :(
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lulu-illussions Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It looks amazing! I like how it dissapears in the distance. And adding sun is nice detail too, it makes the picture to look more realistic.

PS: Fact that you add info about the bridge is cool, people can learn something new and interesting.
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :) I add information to all my builds since every wonder has a story to tell.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
4. I think I seen a documentary on the earthquake that struck Kobe - I'm sure this bridge was mentioned in it too.
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I saw something about how the evolution of bridge building from Ironbridge up to this. It was on National Geographic I think
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
National Geographic is a really interesting channel :)
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Ryuu-Ou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
im not realy sure about these mincrafts but i think this looks cool, do you do this with some kind of certain program :?
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do all my builds in Minecraft itself. It provides everything to build as one pleases
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MissMorphea Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Now the HD version is even greater!
Love the water
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's stunning in HD :) and the water enhances it's stature
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11amypond Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I thought it was the real thing for a second XD
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's the Flows HD Resource Pack dhowing it's stuff :)
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:iconlucky-fox-7:
lucky-fox-7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, thats great composition, i like how the sun is positioned just right! C:
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That was out of luck I think bit it highlights the bridge's majesty even more :)
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:iconlucky-fox-7:
lucky-fox-7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, its amazinly well timed!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I always take my screenshots during daylight in the Minecraft world for best effect :)
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:iconitsurika:
Itsurika Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
It`s realy amazing
I played minecraft too but the best I could do was building a house (it was big and realy awasome)
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool :) I have a few houses scattered around in Minecraft, I never give them any thought to be honest, as my energy goes on my world monuments
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Itsurika Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I see ^^
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:iconsithcraft:
Sithcraft Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Most impressive!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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