Beer Sheva's new Double Helix bridge was officially opened last week!
Half a year ago train traffic was shut down for one weekend so giant cranes could lift the bridge parts into place.
The small pedestrian bridge on the left lets students walk from the train and bus stations over to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
The new big bridge lets people walk over to the growing Advanced Technologies Park.
Trains go under (it's less than an hour to Tel Aviv).
And people go over.
The view from the bridge: Ramot, a new neighborhood of Beer Sheva.
The train station and bus stops.
And a parking lot for the Park and Ride folks.
Some escalator repair was still needed last Thursday.
There are two flights of escalators up to the top and also an elevator.
All the photos can be much enlarged with a click or two.
Here is a bit more information:
Double Helix Bridge Connecting ATP to Train Station Dedicated
(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)
UPDATE: A nice article about how Beer Sheva is growing, with a photo of the bridge when it was still lying on the earth in two big sections.
UPDATE Oct. 2, 2017: The bridge won an international award! Here is the announcement with a beautiful little video: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/pages/news/bridge_award.aspx