Tokyo Overpass

24 images Created 11 Dec 2014

The Expressway overpasses are one of the unique architectural features of Tokyo. Often built over old water courses, where land is cheaper, these large road systems snake through the metropolis carrying cars, buses and trucks through the city above the heads of many of its inhabitants. The fly-overs can be double decked and hoisted as high as the tower blocks that surround them with their giant legs providing convenient, empty spaces for businesses and even houses to exist. How safe such structure would prove in a big earthquake is a source of worry for many who live their lives under these dark, rubbling roofs.
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