The Chords Bridge, located in Jerusalem, Israel, is a gently curved S-shaped bridge designed by the renowned Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava was inspired by the Harp of David.

The white bridge is also called Bridge of Strings and has become a new architectural landmark in the city of Jerusalem. Pedestrians and the tram are now able to cross from Kiryat Moshe to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station over the bustling traffic intersection of Jaffa Road and Herzl Boulevard.

The remarkable bridge is 360 metres long and more than 118 metres high. It is a side-spar, cable-stayed bridge. 66 “strings” extend from the tower to the base of the bridge, and the weight of the bridge hangs on these strings with no supporting pillars. Most of the bridge exterior is clad in light Jerusalem stone, contrasting with the contemporary steel and concrete details.

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Hanson Israel delivered ready-mixed concrete for the construction of the bridge.

The bridge was inaugurated on 25 June 2008 after 5 years of construction time.

Project Data

  • Santiago Calatrava

    Architect

  • 2008

    Completion

Location

Chords Bridge Jerusalem (Israel)

Chords Bridge, Israel. HeidelbergCement subsidiary Hanson Israel delivered ready-mixed concrete for the construction of the bridge.

Chords Bridge, Israel. HeidelbergCement subsidiary Hanson Israel delivered ready-mixed concrete for the construction of the bridge.

Chords Bridge, Israel. HeidelbergCement subsidiary Hanson Israel delivered ready-mixed concrete for the construction of the bridge.