Friday, January 15, 2016

Double Helix bridge officially opened!

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Last June I showed you the new pedestrian bridge that had just been lifted and placed over the railroad tracks in Beer Sheva.
This week it was officially opened so I stopped by to go up and check it out.
The escalator repair man was also up on the bridge, checking out why one of the escalators was not moving.
His yellow sign said "ELEVATOR [sic] UNDER SERVICE.  PLEASE KEEP DISTANCE" but I could not resist going near to take this sweet picture!


It's quite a climb if the stairs are not rolling.
I will post more bridge pictures in the next few days.
It is in the form of a double helix and is quite beautiful!

Here is an article about the ribbon-cutting ceremony: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/news/helix_bridge.aspx

P.S.  Yesterday's blog photo was taken from the bridge.
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7 comments:

William Kendall said...

A very high escalator. I can only think of one off hand in Canada that reminds me of that.

And since the steps are usually taller than a conventional staircase step, walking up one of these when they're powered down seems so much harder!

Dina said...

William, yeah, and the poor student behind me had to carry his bicycle up.
There is another, shorter, escalator after the tall one; you can see it on the upper left of the photo.

Gosia k said...

now looks great

Tom said...

lots of engineering on this one

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belo trabalho.
Gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

cieldequimper said...

It does look good Dina!

VP said...

That's a very good thing!