Complex and Controversial, Jerusalem Span Takes Shape

This article describes the politically controversial Bridge of Strings currently being built in the city of Jerusalem. The bridge must negotiate the new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv line, which will travel beneath the overpass. It is being built using a build-operate-transfer contract and has had a great deal of international coordination. A lawsuit has been filed against the contractors, however, by a Palestinian group that contends that the bridge is being built on land unlawfully annexed by the state of Israel from Palestine. The article explains that the contractors take the bridge’s serving of all residents of Jerusalem to be an adequate justification for its construction. Pending results of such lawsuits, the bridge will be the first of its kind- namely a cable-stayed bridge with a 90 degree curvature for use to carry light-rail transportation (LRT) vehicles.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 18, 20-21
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 258
    • Issue Number: 21
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 01054534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2007 12:19PM