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Brasilias Ponte JK by Adonai Rocha

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www.gigapanmagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 2 issue 2

Brasilia - JK Bridge

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge also known as the President JK Bridge or just the JK Bridge, crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, D.F. It is named for Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, former president of Brazil, who in the late 1950s decided to build Brasília as the new capital of the country. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde.

The main span structure has four supporting pillars submerged under Lake Paranoá, and the deck weight is supported by three 200-foot tall asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally. The decks are suspended by steel cables alternating at each side of the deck, interlacing in some kind of twisted plane (parabolic like). The entire structure has a total length of 1,200 m.

More about Brasilia: The Capital City of Brazil created ex nihilo (out of nothing) in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Inaugurated in 1960 (April 21st) it has a population of about 2,557,000 as of the 2008 census estimate, making it the fourth largest city in Brazil.

Brasilia is a masterpiece of modernist architecture. It is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded (in 1987) the status of Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Brasilia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2010.

Hold an exhibit of our panoramic photographs, promote Brasilia and help support Brasilias Project. Embassies, libraries, museums, galleries, schools, public and private organizations and individuals worldwide may hold our exhibit. Visit www.brasilias.com.br Will open in a new tab or window and order an exhibition-in-a-box. We ship worldwide

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Ponte JK

A Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek, também conhecida como Ponte JK, está situada em Brasília, ligando o Lago Sul, Paranoá e São Sebastião à parte central do Plano Piloto, através do Eixo Monumental, atravessando o Lago Paranoá. Inaugurada em 15 de dezembro de 2002, a estrutura da ponte tem um comprimento de travessia total de 1200 metros, largura de 24 metros com duas pistas, cada uma com três faixas de rolamento, duas passarelas nas laterais para uso de ciclistas e pedestres com 1,5 metros de largura e comprimento total dos vãos de 720 metros.

Inaugurada em 15 de dezembro de 2002. Arquiteto: Alexandre Chan, Engenheiro: Mário Vila Verde.

Informações sobre Brasília: A construção de Brasília teve início em 1956. A Capital foi inaugurada oficialmente em 21 de abril de 1960. Hoje é a quarta maior cidade do Brasil, com mais de 2.557.000 habitantes (Censo 2008). Brasília é um Patrimônio Cultural da Humanidade, UNESCO, desde 7 de dezembro de 1987.

Visite o site de panoramas interativos de Brasília feitos pelo fotógrafo Adonai Rocha: www.brasilias.com.br Will open in a new tab or window


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  1. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (June 20, 2009, 02:31AM )

    Beautiful image, Adonai. What a unique bridge!

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