Tatara Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge located at Hiroshima and Ehime in Japan that crosses the Seto Inland Sea.
The bridge is a part of Nishiseto Expressway, also known as Shimanami Kaido. The connection is a series of roads and bridges is one of the three routes connecting the islands of Honshu and Shikoku.
Tatara Bridge was originally planned as a suspension bridge, but in 1989 the bridge was changed to a cable-stayed bridge. The reason was that we got huge anchorages to the suspension bridge, and it would reduce the environmental impact in the area.
The bridge opened in 1999 and has two lanes of traffic in each direction.