An imposing, architecturally ornate new overpass was unveiled at the western entrance to Jerusalem.
The Bridge of Strings, a $70 million structure designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, was inaugurated Wednesday at a gala ceremony overseen by Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski and Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz.
The bridge, which is suspended from dozens of cables that make it look like a huge white harp, will carry Jerusalem’s light railway set for 2010. For now it will serve as a pedestrian overpass spanning the busy road leading out of the Israeli capital toward Tel Aviv.
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