Sunday, October 2, 2011

Above the traffic

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The new tram goes up and over the new bridge!

Calatrava's Bridge of Strings was built to carry Jerusalem's first light rail and also pedestrians.
It is the world's first curved suspended train-bearing bridge; and it works, so far at least!


The exciting view of the cables from the tram window!

The view from below.
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Click on my label "Calatrava" for more about the bridge and its construction.
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A post for Sunday Bridges meme.

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9 comments:

Francisca said...

I had fun going back to all your Bridge of Strings posts, Dina. You could be the official story teller for the development of this cool bridge.

s.c said...

All Calatrava's designs are wonderful I think and also a masterpiece of calculations. This is no exception. Thanks for showing.

Louis la Vache said...

A fine contribution to Sunday Bridges, Dina!

Birdman said...

Looks like a thrill ride at Disney.

Victor said...

Are you sure that's not an alien space station disguised as a bridge?

I hear ya! I don't think so Victor! :)

Shalom

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha! I posted a bridge taken from a tram today too!
Yours looks so pristine and inviting.

Kay said...

This is really awesome, Dina! It's wonderful how Israel mixes the ancient with the very modern.

Pietro said...

Dina, it's a pleasure to look at these nice perspectives of the new bridge.

VP said...

It's a real miracle that that 'thing' still stands...