Longest bridge fountain-world record set by
the Banpo Bridge
SEOUL, Korea -- The fountain installed at
Banpo Bridge in Seoul is 1,140-meter-long (it runs 570 meters
on each side)-setting the world record for the Longest
Photo:The Banpo Bridge fountain
has 380 nozzles which spout 190 tons of water per minute some
20 meters out from the bridge and into the Han River, using
the water from the river below. The fountain will start full operation next
spring. The city also decided to name the fountain ``Rainbow
Fountain'' after collecting public and expert opinions from
"We decided on the name because a rainbow
has a bright and hopeful image both in Eastern and Western
countries and the colorful lighting on the bridge gives the
impression of a rainbow,"a city official said.
About 200 lights illuminate the bridge in a kaleidoscope
The jets of water 'dance' to music in
100 different choreographed movements. Creating an even more
fantastic scene at night is a dynamic lighting scheme from
190 Exterior 600 colour changing luminaires.
According to the Seoul mayor, Oh Se-Hoon,
fountain bridge would help acknowledge Seoul as an eco-friendly
destination amassing more tourists.
Also in the plans are a bridge
café, viewing decks and Han River cruise viewings. The fountains
at the Banpo Bridge were installed on September ninth and
have since become a major tourist attraction.
Water management and technology firm OASE
designed the fountain and supplied the water feature equipment
for client Seoul Metropolitan Infrastructure.
Lighting design was done by Jack Chung, Technical
Manager, Light & Sound at OASE Asia Pacific in collaboration