Thursday, January 24, 2013

Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek bridge

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is a steel and concrete bridge that crosses Lake Paranoa in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, famous for its modern architecture. It was completed in 2002, and the bridge has a total length of 1200 m. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mario Vila Verde - its mean feature is the three 60 m tall asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally in a unique fashion. More on this bridge in the wikipedia article linked to below.