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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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  • I was having dinner in Riverside Reastaurant while enjoying the good view of Ampera in the night. Ampera is not very good in the noon but it looks amazing in the night. You must look at the night and ...  more »
  • setelah sekian lama. akhirnya liburan juga di palembang. jembatan ini melintasi sungai musi dan berada dikawasan pusat kota. Arsitektur jembatannya keren.. jadul banget.. khas dengan cat merahnya. str...  more »
  • Jembatan Ampera merupakan bangunan Icon kota Palembang. Berwarna merah dan melintasi sungai Musi. Banyak wisatawan berfoto foto dengan latar belakang jembatan ini. Pemerintah kota Palembang telah mena...  more »