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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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  • Jembatan Ampera salah satu ikon kota Palembang terasa lebih indah dinikmati dimalam hari karena terdapat lampu-lampu yang menarik serta pemadangan resto-resto dan tempat wisata disamping Jembatan ters...  more »
  • Tempat historical salah satu di kota Palembang, jembatan ampera. Saat pagi dan sore di pastikan arus lalu lintas sangat ramai dan macet parah. Untuk photo2 parkir d sekitar pasar depan masjid agung, a...  more »
  • Tidak banyak hal bisa dilakukan do jembatan ampera, makanan yang dijual pun biasa saja, pelayanan pun standar