World's first observation wheel built on a bridge
The construction of the “Tianjin Eye” will be completed sometime next year. The observation wheel will be attached right in the middle of the Chihai bridge with cars passing by on both sides. It is the most technically challenging bridge ever built.
It has a diameter of 110 meters and will carry 48 sealed and air conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. Each capsule will be capable of accommodating 8 persons. One revolution takes about 30 minutes to complete and upon reaching its peak, one will be able to view the surrounding area up to a distance of 40 km.
It will be the world's first and only wheel being built on a bridge and is set to become a major landmark and tourist attraction in the city of Tianjin, China.
Link & Image: XinHuaNet
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