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
Characteristics
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)
History
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Engineering design bySantiago Calatrava
Construction begin2005
Construction end2008
Construction costNIS 246 million
InauguratedJune 25, 2008
References
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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.
  2. Lefkovits, Etgar (25 June 2008). "Jerusalem landmark inaugurated with gala". Jerusalem Post.

Other websites[change | change source]

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