Record: 1289 m
Height Record: 170 m
Main Span Record: 480 m
Clearance below Record: 65 m
Nagasaki’s new Megami Bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, is a remarkable feat of engineering, and now paint manufacturer Dai Nippon Toryo is giving it a coat of paint to match.
As the bridge measures 880 meters in length and 170 meters in height, it is heavily exposed to the elements. To protect it from winds, rain, sun and corrosive seawater, Dai Nippon Toryo is using super-durable, high-performance coatings. The first layer consists of a thick film of anti-corrosive, inorganic zinc-rich Zettar OL-HB, which is suitable for coating steel structures.