The Construction of Rainbow Bridge 5: Completion
Six and a half years after construction began, the Rainbow Bridge finally connected with Route 11 Daiba Line. Its inauguration day on August 26, 1993 was unfortunately rainy, but it still had a grand debut on Tokyo Harbor. The Inner Circular Route and the Bay Shore Route were also connected from north to south in addition to the one old route, easing the traffic congestion near Hakozaki Junction, and smoothing the connection of the Tokyo Bay Area with the new Haneda Airport and the inner city. Furthermore, the choice of routes to the Tokyo Waterfront Sub-center increased, raising the profile of the area.
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