Chords Bridge, Jerusalem
The Chords Bridge in Jerusalem was built to add a prominent and modern monument to the Jerusalem skyline. Some locals call it the Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge since it is utilized by the city’s Red Line or the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit since 2011. It is designed by Santiago Calatrava who is a renowned Spanish engineer and architect and local Jerusalemites argue over its appearance.
The bridge is suspended using cantilever spar cable and serves as the entryway to Jerusalem City. The structure is equipped with a glass path bridge that lets pedestrians pass on the bridge. It connects the light rail with Jaffa street allowing it to pass by the Jerusalem market and city center. The bridge was launched in the year 2008 and reportedly costs around 246 million NIS, which is about $70M.