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Mind Blowing Bridges of Asia #3: Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, South Korea

The Rainbow Fountain Banpo Bridge has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge fountain in the world! The length of the bridge is 1,495m (4,905 ft) and its breadth is 25m (82 ft).

“Running along the length of the bridge are 380 nozzles that send 54 tonnes (60 tons) of water cascading 43 m (140 ft) horizontally and 20 m (65 ft) down into the river every minute. In the evening, LED lights illuminate the water spray, which “dances” in time to 100 different pieces of music,” says the Guinness Book of World Records

The “fountain” part of the bridge was only added in 2009 to the two-tiered or double-deck bridge over the Hangang River in Seoul called the Banpo Bridge built in the 1980s. It was the first ever double-deck bridge ever to be built in South Korea, and stands on top of the Jamsugyo bridge, which is designed to submerge during the rainy season, but which accommodates two lanes for cars, a pedestrian walkway and a bicycle lane.

(Featured image: via top best holiday)

 

The Rainbow Fountain Banpo Bridge is a two-tiered bridge as you can see. A view from under the LED light spray. (Pic via Footprints of Erica).
The Rainbow Fountain Banpo Bridge is a two-tiered bridge as you can see. A view from under the LED light spray. (Pic via Footprints of Erica).

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