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Ampera Bridge, Palembang

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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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  • Given this Bridge is noted as the No1 thing to see in PB , it states a lot about PB. Traffic jams and bad air - + no shortage of food to experiment with , locals OK on the whole , as long as you not o...  more »
  • Well this is the one of the most famous places to visit in Palembang. It has vew famous restaurants and fast food too. The view at night is quiet pleasant but beware its very crowded on weekend. I per...  more »
  • This is the land mark of Palembang City. The best time going there is in the night with the view of the bridge and along the stream. When I visited the place, there was a festival with a live local ba...  more »
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  • Icon of Palembang. So great in afternoon and beautiful at night with the light around. Have some perfect dinner around to enjoy it.
  • Ini ikon dari Palembang, belum lengkap kalo nggak kesini apalagi kalo malam hari viewnya cukup bagus - ternyata motret jembatan ini dari atas perahu cukup susah juga tapi hasilnya top dah !!!
  • Iconic landmark with very good scenery. Night view is awesome. But, Pemkot Palembang should think about the traffic. Terrible.
  • The icon of palembang, if you come to this city but you not to come in here. You same like dont come to palembang. This historical build.
  • Designed by indonesian best architect In soeharto era, if iam not mistaken, good place but don't get too close to the river because it smells not good.