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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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  • Berkunjung ke kota Palembang belum lengkap jika belum menginjakan kaki di jembatan Ampera yang megah ini. Sangat recommended berkunjung ke sini sore menjelang malam hari apalagi bagi pecinta foto, can...  more »
  • jembatan ampera adalah jembatan yang menghubungkan hilir dan hulu Palembang, berada di dekat pasar 16, jika ingin kesana disarankan malam hari karena bisa melihat keindahan lampu-lampu yang berjajar d...  more »
  • Kesini makan padang di deket ampera.. sengaja mau dikasih liat khas bya jembatan ampera kalau malam.. ih, ternyata super cool.. kalau malam lampu nyala.. ksini cb baca dl sejarah jembatan ini.. jadi l...  more »
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  • Iconic landmark with very good scenery. Night view is awesome. But, Pemkot Palembang should think about the traffic. Terrible.
  • 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.
  • Good when viewed at night but very vulnerable at night...take care guys
  • Always get Traffic, need more bridge in a town, I think this is not suitable for Iconic object in palembang city, goverment should thinking it
  • This bridge never fails to please eyes at night. Passing through the bridge is fine too, but at some days it's crowded. Makes a good photograph.