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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. Plan to see Ampera Bridge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Palembang trip itinerary planner.
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  • Megah.. Apalagi kalo malem bagus banget lampu2 pd nyala.. Di sekitarnya bny resto2 yg menghadap langsung k sungai musi.. Mau hiburan rakyat yg murah jg tersedia di sekeliling ampera.. Pokoknya blm ke ...  more »
  • Sekarang sudah lebih teratur untuk foto disini dan seiring berjalannya waktu saat ini jembatannya sudah tidak bisa di terbuka lagi ketika kapal besar melintas. 
  • I visited the place twice in my visit to Palembang. They said it has nice view on the night, but I only have chance to see it in daylight. The first trip on the bridge, I use small boat to enjoy the v...  more »