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Yi Sun-sin Bridge
Coordinates 34°53′57″N 127°42′17″E / 34.899237°N 127.704808°E / 34.899237; 127.704808Coordinates: 34°53′57″N 127°42′17″E / 34.899237°N 127.704808°E / 34.899237; 127.704808
Locale Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 2,260 metres (7,410 ft)
Width 27 metres (89 ft)
Height 270 metres (890 ft)
Longest span 1,545 metres (5,069 ft)
Clearance above 80m
Designer Yooshin corporation
Engineering design by Yooshin corporation
Constructed by Daelim Industrial Co.
Construction start November 2007
Opened 12 May 2012
Toll none
Yi Sun-sin Bridge
Location in South Korea

Yi Sun-sin Bridge (Hangul: 이순신대교; Hanja: 李舜臣大橋) is a suspension bridge in the south coast of South Korea. The bridge is one part of The Approach Road to Yeosu Industrial Complex. It is the world's fifth longest suspension bridge in terms of its main span length of 1,545 m since it opened in 2012.[1] The bridge connects Gwangyang with Myodo-dong, a small island that is part of Yeosu City.

Yi Sun-sin’ is the name of the Korean Admiral who was born in 1545 and built the world first ironclad warship called 'the Turtle ship' and defended the country against Japanese navy in the Joseon Dynasty. Some people miswrite his last name like 'Lee' instead of 'Yi' but 'Yi Sun-sin' is his official name. The bridge was designed by Yooshin corporation and was constructed by Daelim Industrial Company.

Unlike the previous suspension bridges in Korea, Daelim's engineers carried out the whole construction engineering by themselves despite its outstanding scale compared with the former ones.[citation needed]

The bridge was a finalist in the Outstanding Structure Award 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "New suspension bridge to break world mark for tower height". donga.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yi Sun-sin Bridge, Gwangyan, South Korea (Outstanding Structure Award 2013 - Finalist)". International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

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