Ampera Bridge, Palembang

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Admire the striking red design of Ampera Bridge. Envisaged as Indonesia's answer to London's Tower Bridge, the structure contains a mechanism to lift the central section and allow boats to pass through--however, this only occurred a handful of times. Officials state that the 30 minutes needed to raise the bridge caused unacceptable delays, and that a build-up of silt prevents large ships from passing through anyway. Architect Wiratman Wangsadinata, who consulted on the project, claims the bridge's design was flawed from the beginning, and the mechanism no longer works because the bridge has sunk into the soft mud beneath it. Despite all that, it remains an attractive feature of the cityscape, and features a dedicated pedestrian ramp if you want to walk across. At night, simple but effective lights illuminate the bridge, accentuating its elegant structure. Ampera Bridge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Palembang Edition.
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  • Best time to visit or take pictures with the background of the Ampera bridge we recommend the evening with colorful light. :)
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  • When passing the bridge either morning or evening, always just this bridge will overwhelm the vehicle. Perhaps because the bridge is the most strategic access to alternative transportation. for me and the family, tried it a satisfaction, because this bridge aikoniknya in Indonesia. The bridge is also so exotic background to berselfie ria into the musi River.
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  • Ampera bridge is now bogged down in rush hour. And there are other sdh LRT bridge to enjoy and foto2 Kuto besak fortress Court could. In addition there is the statue of belido and there jg restaurant.
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  • Historical bridge in Palembang City. Dibangun di masa penjajahan jepang, Ampera merupakan singkatan dari Amanat Penderitaan Rakyat. Uniknya, kebanyakan orang tidak tahu/ tidak memperhatikan bahwa jembatan Ampera diberi nama Jalan Mayjen H. M. Ryacudu (salah satu pahlawan dari palembang). Dulunya jembatan Ampera bisa diangkat di bagian tengah nya, agar kapal besar bisa lewat. Namun sekarang tidak difungsikan lagi. Jembatan Ampera merupakan penghubung kegiatan ekonomi antara Ilir dan Ulu Kota Palembang.
  • Compared from few years before, it much more clean and neat. Good place for photography and small walks; not recommended doing it at night tho.
  • Landmark of the Palembang—the capital of South Sumatera. This bridge was formerly named the Jembatan Soekarno. changed its name afte the anti-soekarno movement was spread across the Palembang, Jembatan Soekarno changed its name to Jembatan Ampera.
  • Nice place in the night.. Good lighting.. Disturbing by parking boy..
  • The most popular tourism spot in Palembang so far. It's a historic and iconic spot in Palembang surrounded by many other touristy places such as 16 Ilir market, Musi river, Kamaro Island and so on.

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