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Gesher HaMeitarim

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Identification

Gesher HaMeitarim
Jerusalem Strings Bridge, Gesher Calatrava
233832

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
white

Usages

foot traffic rail traffic

Facts

  • The mast cross-section changes from rhombus to square to triangle.
  • The bridge arc is composed of three different radii.
  • The 360 meter long light-rail bridge links two hills in the city's center, consisting of the dominant mast, tram lines and pedestrian walkway.
  • The mast employs 70 cables or 'strings', 30-90 mm in diameter, with a total length of 10 kilometers.
  • Tallest structure in Jerusalem, surpassing the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
  • Approximately 4500 tons of steel was used in construction with a maximum load of 630 tons, equivalent to four full trams.
  • The bridge foundation system is 100 micropiles drilled to a depth of up to 25 meters.
  • The suspended columnless platform span is 140 meters, with the ramps adding 220 meters.

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Location

Weizzman Boulevard
Jerusalem
Jerusalem District
Israel

Technical Data

387.14 ft
1,181.10 ft
49.21 ft
2005
2008
$45,000,000

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