Shimanamikaido

1997 CT21. Discovered 1997 Feb. 9 by A. Nakamura at Kuma.

Named for a toll road, the Nishiseto Expressway, whose nickname is Shimanami Kaido. The third road connecting the islands of Honshu and Shikoku {see planet (4223)}, Shimanami Kaido is 60 km long and includes ten long-span bridges. Scheduled for use starting 1999 May 1, it is expected to encourage economic activity by increasing the interchange of goods and personnel in the Nishiseto area. (M 34629)

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