Bridge of Strings (Light Rail Train)



In 1999, the Municipality of Jerusalem and the Israel Ministries of Transportation and Finance began its plans to construct the Jerusalem Light Rail mass transit system consisting of eight lines. The first line will run 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Pisgat Zeev to Yad Vashem and includes the Jerusalem's Central Bus Station and the Eastern Gate entrance to Jerusalem. At the request of the City of Jerusalem, Calatrava designed a new bridge in the city's key area near the Central Bus Station to carry the light rail across a densely developed urban area and to resolve the traffic and pedestrian issues, while creating a new landmark for the entrance to the city. To accommodate this difficult site, Calatrava proposed a cable-stayed bridge with a single inclined pylon rising above the urban surroundings.


2002 - 2008


Bridge of Strings