The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also known as JK Bridge, Brasilia is located, linking the South Lake, and St. Sebastian Paranoá the central part of the Pilot Plan, through the Monumental Axis, crossing Lake Paranoá. Inaugurated on December 15, 2002, the structure of the bridge has a total traversing length of 1,200 meters, 24 meters wide with two lanes, each with three lanes, two walkways on the sides for use by cyclists and pedestrians with a 5 meters in width and length of spans of 720 meters.
The structure of the bridge has to support four pillars submerged in Lake Paranoá and three spans of 240 meters are supported by three arches asymmetric and located in different planes, with tensioned steel cables placed in a cross shape, which geometrically means that the cables parabolic form a plan. With its asymmetrical arches, the structure of three arches, inspired "by the movement of a stone bouncing on the water surface,"  is unique in the world, comparable in form but not in the structural system, such as the Aquarium of the public walkway Port of Nagoya, Japan  Initially budgeted in 1998 for $ 40 million, it is estimated that the total construction cost was $ 160 million.  Its architectural beauty resulted in structural design of a highly but despite the additional cost, the Federal District Government considered it vital that the bridge was at the level of monumentality that Brasilia was designed.
Inaugurated on December 15, 2002,  over the bridge quickly became an icon in Brasilia stamped postcard, especially at night when its theatricality is further highlighted. Due to aesthetic and environmental harmony of the JK Bridge, the architect's work, Alexander Chan, received the 2003 Gustav Lindenthal Medal, awarded by the Engineers Society of Pennsylvania, United States . Because of this award, the structure was known locally as the most beautiful bridge in the world.   The bridge was also the winner of ABCEM 2003 - Steel Works with Best of the Year, in container bridges and viaducts, granted by Brazilian Association of Steel Construction .
Map of Ponte JKAddress: Brasília - DF
Activities near to Ponte JK
|Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida (festival) - On October 12, to celebrate three dates, but few remember them all: Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's official patron, Children's Day and the Discovery of America. Our national holiday, however, is due only to the first date, and although the devotion to the Saint dates back to the eighteenth century gone, was only enacted in 1980.
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Address: Brasília - DF
Distance: 0.01km from the Ponte JK
|Memorial Assis Chateaubriand (museum) - Memorial Assis Chateaubriand
Fotos, publicações e honrarias.
Anexo do Correio Braziliense
SIG - quadra 2, lote 340
Aberto de segunda a sexta, das 8,00 às 12,00hs. e das 14,00 às 18,00hs.beachArmacao|
Address: Anexo do Correio Braziliense SIG - quadra 2, lote 340, Brasilia, Brazil
Distance: 0.01km from the Ponte JK
|Palácio do Buriti (sightseeing) - Designed by architect Mauro Jorge Esteves, the Buriti Palace is the headquarters of the Administration of the Federal District. In its gardens there are the sculptures and Roman Wolf Form Space Plan.
In front of the building is a replica of the Roman Wolf, offered by the city of Rome to the Brazilian capital on the occasion of its inauguration in April 21, same date of inauguration of the city.
Inside the facility, there is ...|
Address: Palácio do Buriti, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Distance: 2.30km from the Ponte JK
|Imprensa Museum (museum) - Museu da Imprensa
Impressoras, florões, vinhetas e publicações da Imprensa Nacional.
SIG - Quadra 6, lote 800
Aberto de segunda a sexta, das 8,00 às 17,00hs. Domingos e feriados, das 14,00 às 17,00hs.|
Address: SIG Qd 6 s/n lt 800 - Brasília - DF - Brasil
Distance: 2.47km from the Ponte JK
|Nicolandia Center Park (park) - An amusement park for the whole family with typical rides, foods and games for children. Over more than three decades of history by participating in several generations of Brasilia residents, Nicolândia Center Park is considered an icon of the city of Brasilia and reference of fun in the Midwest Region as having one of their main focuses for social action and education. The brand Nicolândia has gone beyond the world of entertainment ...|
Address: Parque da Cidade, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
Distance: 3.07km from the Ponte JK
|Imagem e do Som Museum (museum) - Conceived by the historian Ricardo Cravo Albin, the museum promotes audio and video testimonials for the posterity of personalities.
3361-1454 / 3361-5916
Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do Distrito Federal
SEPS - 703/903 - lotes C/D/E/ - Via W 4 Sul
Aberto de segunda a sexta, das 8:00 am to 12:00; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
Address: Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do DF Brasília, DF
Distance: 3.95km from the Ponte JK
|Television Tower (sightseeing) - A Lúcio Costa project, with 224 meters of height, is deemed as an obligatory visit for tourists in the city. From up there, visitors can view the Pilot Plan, from a platform 75 meters up from the ground, with capacity for 150 people. In late afternoons, many visitors come up the Tower to view Brasilia’s the beautiful sunset. Around the Tower visitors find the largest and most traditional handcrafts fair in Brasilia. Right across from...|
Address: -15.790867, -47.891133
Distance: 4.10km from the Ponte JK
|Helicopter panoramic flight over Monumental Axle (activity) - Flying over the Monumental Axle at a height of 140 meters, during around 10 minutes. Helicopters can take three passengers. The ride is available every day, from 9 am to 7 pm. For ticket price and other information: +55 (61) 323-8777. Helicopters leaven from beside the TV Tower, in the Monumental Axle.|
Address: Fonte Luminosa da Torre de TV, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Distance: 4.25km from the Ponte JK
|Dom Bosco Sanctuary (sightseeing) - The Don Bosco is a work of light. Its walls are formed by 80 columns over 15 m, which unite in the high Gothic arches. The structures are 2,200 square feet of stained glass. Most combines 12 shades of blue dotted with white. Inside, the feeling is of being under a starry sky. The architect Claudio Naves complemented the composition with columns rose-colored corners.Even when the sun goes down and can no longer azure inside the sanctuary...|
Address: Santuário Dom Bosco, Brasília - DF
Distance: 4.33km from the Ponte JK
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Address: Scs - Brasília DF
Distance: 4.88km from the Ponte JK
|Bolero Dancin Club (nightlife) - * Function: Thu, Fri and Sat from 21pm.
* Capacity: 200
* Rates: up to $ 15
* Cards accepted: Visa | Mastercard | Credicard | Dinners
* Minimum age: 18
* Average age: over 35
* Genre: Dance / Disco / Pop
Access for disabled
CLN 102, Bloco C, Loja 67 - Asa Norte - Brasília / DF
Tel.: (61) 3326-9405|
Address: CLN 102, Bloco C, Loja 67 - Asa Norte - Brasília, DF, Brazil
Distance: 5.13km from the Ponte JK
Restaurants near to Ponte JK
Bistrot Gourmet is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.01km from Ponte JK and can be found at ParkShopping, s/n
Bar do Capitão is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.01km from Ponte JK and can be found at SHTN Trecho 1 Conjunto 1B Bloco C, s/n
Azeite de Oliva is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.01km from Ponte JK and can be found at Scls 403 Bloco A, s/n
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