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 bridge fountain.

    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 September.

   "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 of colors.

 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, the 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 with Martin Singapore.

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