Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brasilia

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Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also called President JK Bridge or JK Bridge, is a steel and concrete bridge crossing Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. It links the eastern shore of the lake to the center of the city, through the Monumental Axis. Inaugurated on December 15, 2002, the bridge almost immediately became a symbol of Brasília, with its distinctive silhouette.
It is named for Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, former president of Brazil, who is generally considered the main figure supporting the construction of Brasília. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde.
The structure of the bridge has a total length of 1200m, a width of 24m and two carriageways with three lanes in each direction, two walkways on the sides for cyclists and pedestrians 1.5m wide, and three spans of 240m. The main span structure has four supporting pillars submerged on Lake Paranoá, and the deck weight is supported by three 200ft asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally. The decks are suspended by steel cables alternating at each side of the deck, interlacing in a twisted plane. The entire structure has a total length of 1200m, and it was completed at a cost of US$56.8 million. The bridge has a pedestrian walkway and is accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Chan won the Gustav Lindenthal Medal for the bridge's project at the 2003 International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh. This medal is awarded "for a single, recent outstanding achievement showing harmony with the environment, aesthetic merit and successful community participation".
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  • I saw this bridge as part of a city tour arranged by my hotel with Rainha da Paz Turismo. Our English-speaking guide, Iraquemes, had a rich knowledge of all the places we stopped, a friendly manner.....  more
    I saw this bridge as part of a city tour arranged by my hotel with Rainha da Paz Turismo. Our English-speaking guide, Iraquemes, had a rich knowledge of all the places we stopped, a friendly manner.....  more »
  • It's nice to see Brasilia moving into the modern era. Bridge is beautiful. Parking off of the bridge in order to snap a few special moments. 
    It's nice to see Brasilia moving into the modern era. Bridge is beautiful. Parking off of the bridge in order to snap a few special moments.  more »
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  • Please be safe use this on the bridge please be safe no slip on bridge ps Our first stop is in Bogota To check Colombian fields The natives smile and pass along A sample of their yield Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams Golden Acapulco nights Then Morocco, and the East Fly by morning light We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon We burn the midnight oil The fragrance of Afghanistan Rewards a long day's toil Pulling into Kathmandu Smoke rings fill the air Perfumed by a Nepal night The Express gets you there We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best Yes, we're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best
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