With the advancement in technology the architects are designing places in a distinctive manner making them conventional as well as stupefying. One such representation of modern technology implementation is Banpo Girder Bridge built over River Han in Seoul, Korea. The Banpo Bridge is also called the Rainbow Fountain Bridge. The Banpo Bridge has also won the title of the “Longest Bridge Fountain” in 2008 as mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The architecture of Banpo Bridge is simply outstanding with water being showered from both sides of the bridge. The Jamso Bridge is the lower bridge and Banpo Bridge is on its top resulting in the “double deck” bridge. The Jamso Bridge is reserved for the pedestrians and bicycle riders. The Jamso Bridge further connects to the Banpo Hangang Park. At times when the level of water in river rises the Jamso Bridge is closed as it comes under the water. The Banpo Bridge is reserved for the traffic.
The unique feature of this double deck bridge is the Rainbow Fountain Show. The bridge is 1,140 meters long and has 380 nozzles on either side along with 38 water pumps, which splash water in a striking manner. The river water is continuously recycled. About 190 tons of water is recycled by the strong pumps. The water is thrown horizontally and the distance covered is 43 meters. The bridge was completed in 1982. As said by the former mayor of Seoul Oh Se-hoon, it is adding beauty to the city.
The Rainbow Fountain show starts as a cycle, repeated every 30 minutes after 8 pm. The built of the bridge is simply outstanding and the tourists specially visit to observe the Rainbow Fountain Show. The Fountain Rainbow Show can be observed from distance. The whole scene looks wonderful. The bridge is splendid at night as the darkness enhances the colors and the music adds a lot to the Fountain Rainbow Show. At certain occasions e.g. Chousek, the rainbow show is accompanied with the fireworks.
Most of the tourists have reviewed the place to be a great picnic spot. The families sit along the river side and watch the amazing Rainbow Fountain Show. Most of the people visiting the mall also stop to enjoy the music, atmosphere and water show. The strong recommendation is to visit the bridge at night as in the day time the fountain is rarely operated. Most of the visitors enjoy the rainbow colored water sprayed from both sides of the bridge and find the sight admirable.
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