Chords Bridge

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Chords Bridge
גשר המיתרים
View of the bridge in 2008.
Coordinates 31°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
Carries Jerusalem Light Rail, pedestrians
Crosses Shazar Boulevard
Locale Jerusalem, Israel
Other name(s) Bridge of Strings,
Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge
Design Side-spar cable-stayed bridge
Material Steel, reinforced concrete
Total length 360 metres (1,180 ft)
Width 14.82 metres (48.6 ft)
Height 118 metres (387 ft)
Longest span 160 metres (520 ft)
Clearance below 3.71 metres (12.2 ft)
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Engineering design by Santiago Calatrava
Construction begin 2005
Construction end 2008
Construction cost NIS 246 million
Inaugurated June 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. 
  2. Lefkovits, Etgar (25 June 2008). "Jerusalem landmark inaugurated with gala". Jerusalem Post. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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