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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  • unfortunately, they can not keep a historical relic. Look at London, until now they can still operate the bridge, as the attraction of the city.  more »
  • AMPERA BRIDGE is one of the existing icon in the city of palembang, who paid a visit to the city of palembang, mandatory to visit this bridge. not many know, unikan to the ampera bridge turns makes the ampera bridge place much exploited by various parties, for example, under the ampera bridge pier Foundation of sea transport to the aquatic area that exists in in particular, and palembang of South Sumatra Province is generally
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  • In a visit to the Kilkenny sweetie feels otherwise photograph in the Ampera bridge, the bridge of the pride of the city of Palembang
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  • Landmark of Palembang: Ampera Brideg. Awesome view during the night with lighting bridge. Do care about your own safety especially the single visitor that someone would look at you and do robbery.
  • Landmark of the city. The bridge cross the famous Musi river. Some said that you cannot complete your visit to the city without going here.
  • The iconic landmark of the capital city of South Sumatera, Palembang. It was a part of this city history. You will found the same heavy traffic every morning and evening. The best time to visit this bridge is at night.
  • You can see beatiful view from thia bridge. Musi river and benteng kuto besak have wonderful history
  • Was there with my mom and uncle. It is easy to reach this location both online transportation and public transportation can get you here. Built around 60s, the architects were from Japan. Was called Musi bridge untill in 60s they had "Amanat Penderitaan Rakyat (Ampera)" named for the bridge. The middle of the bridge could elevate so the big ships can cross it, but not recently. It aged. So yeah. It's Palembang city icon. Historical and cozy
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