In the past we’ve been writing about designing the air, for example here and there. This is a small contribution to this subject in the form of a moonlight rainbow fountain in the South Korean capital of Seoul. This exciting 1,140 meters long fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain. It’s an aerial design on top of the Banpo bridge over the Han River, which connects the Seocho and Yongsan districts. The moonlight rainbow fountain contains nearly 10,000 LEDs and it sprays 190 tons of water per minute. Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, Seoul mayor Oh Se-Hoon praised the structure to further beautify the city and showcase Seoul’s eco-friendliness, as the water is continuously recycled. Click here to watch a video with the fountain in action. (Sorry for the terrible music.)
The Banpo Bridge itself forms a double deck bridge as it is on top of the Jamsu Bridge. When the water level rises too much, the Jamsu Bridge covers with water and gets closed. The lower deck contains pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide easy access to the Banpo Hangang Park on the North side of the river. The Banpo Bridge is a girder bridge and was completed in 1982.