Chords Bridge

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Chords Bridge

גשר המיתרים
View of the bridge in 2008.
Coordinates31°47′20″N 35°12′00″E / 31.789°N 35.200°E / 31.789; 35.200Coordinates: 31°47′20″N 35°12′00″E / 31.789°N 35.200°E / 31.789; 35.200
CarriesJerusalem Light Rail, pedestrians
CrossesShazar Boulevard
LocaleJerusalem, Israel
Other name(s)Bridge of Strings,
Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge
DesignSide-spar cable-stayed bridge
MaterialSteel, reinforced concrete
Total length360 metres (1,180 ft)
Width14.82 metres (48.6 ft)
Height118 metres (387 ft)
Longest span160 metres (520 ft)
Clearance below3.71 metres (12.2 ft)
Rail characteristics
No. of tracks2
Track gaugeTemplate:Standard gauge
ElectrifiedOverhead lines
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Engineering design bySantiago Calatrava
Construction start2005
Construction end2008
Construction costNIS 246 million
InauguratedJune 25, 2008

The Chords Bridge (Hebrew: גשר המיתרים‎, Gesher HaMeitarim), also called the Bridge of Strings or Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge, is a bridge for the Jerusalem Light Rail. It is at the western entrance to Jerusalem next to the Central Bus Station and the Jerusalem Binyanei HaUma Railway Station. The bridge was designed by the Spanish architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge was opened in 2008, three years before the new light rail started in the city.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jerusalem Light Rail Project". Jerusalem Municipality. Retrieved July 29, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Lefkovits, Etgar (25 June 2008). "Jerusalem landmark inaugurated with gala". Jerusalem Post.

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