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Ponte JK / JK Bridge

Ponte JK / JK Bridge

 

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge or just JK Bridge, is a steel and concrete bridge that crosses Lake Paranoa in Brasília. It links Lago Sul district (and St. Sebastian and Paranoa) with the Pilot Plan (or the central part of the city). Inaugurated on December 15, 2002,

the structure of the bridge has a total length of crossing of 1,200 metres, a width of 24 meters with two carriageways with three lanes in each direction, and two walkways on the sides to use cyclists and pedestrian (with 1.5 meters width).

 

Juscelino Kubitschek, former president of Brazil, was the one who conceived, built and opened Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil. JK (as he was also known) inaugurated Brasilia in April 21, 1960.

 

The architect Alexandre Chan is the author of the architectural design and lighting design. The structural design was done by engineer Mário Vila Verde.

  

Photo Equipment: Nikon D5000 / Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm DX G VR / Canon Filter UV & Hoya Filter Circular PL

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Taken on May 16, 2010