Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The other Calatrava bridge

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For ABC Wednesday we have benches on a busy bridge.
Note the glass-paved deck.


The pedestrian Y-bridge by Santiago Calatrava spans busy Jabotinsky Road in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.
It was built in 2005, before his more famous Bridge of Strings in Jerusalem.


The view from the bridge: an urban park and a residential area.
On the other side of the road is Rabin Medical Center/Beilinson Hospital, which has grown immensely since I worked there years ago.
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(Linking to Wordless Wednesday, my first time.)
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13 comments:

William Kendall said...

What a beautifully designed bridge!

Gosia k said...

In Europe I have never seen benches on the busy bridge. It is so interesting but nice idea.

Berowne said...

Very impressive "B" post...

Ann said...

The glass pavers are very neat looking. Like the benches too. There's a lot of beauty to look at.
Ann

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I only know the Calatrava bridge in Venice. Your post leads me to the realization that there are many more of them to discover. Thanks.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love pedestrian bridges. Can one ride bikes there? Looks a little narrow for that...

ROG, ABCW

Birdman said...

Your photo of the walkway has me a bit dizzy already. I think it's the pattern and just a bit of blur. I better sit down. hahahaha

VP said...

Repeat offender...

Dina said...

VP, haha, good one. I know you're not one of his fans.

Birdman, I felt the same, as if dizzy on that bridge over the roaring traffic.

Roger, I suppose you could ride a bike over, although there were a lot of stairs to climb to get onto and off of the bridge.
Oakland DP, yes, Calatrava is quite prolific with these string bridges. I'd love to see the one in Venice.
Ann, shalom. Yes, I suppose I'd have spent more time looking if it had not been a super hot day.
Berowne, thanks!
Gosia, I think I have never seen benches on Israeli bridges.
William, yes, Calatrava is both an architect and engineer.

Gerard Michaud said...

Interesting bridge, I have never seen one like it .
Alice

NC Sue said...

Nice pedestrian bridge.
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Linda said...

This is a lovely bridge, Dina! :)

Ira PT said...

Do I see benches there? Interesting!