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Location: Seoul, South Korea

Date: fountain installed : 2009

Architect: unknown

Purpose: Bridge

Rating: (331 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5)

More info: The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World Record with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute. Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon praised that the bridge will further beautify the city and showcase Seoul’s eco-friendliness, as the water is pumped directly from the river itself and continuously recycled. The project is the first of its kind in the world. The bridge has 38 water pumps and 9,380 nozzles on either side, which draw 190 tons of water per minute from the river 20 meters below the deck, and shoots as far as 43 meters horizontally.

(Image credits: 1: wikipedia, 2: kongjak1)

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3 Responses to “Banpo Bridge (Seoul, South Korea)”

  1. Dudma
    15 July 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    Beautiful!

  2. Greg
    21 August 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    How much energy is consumed to continuously pump and shoot 190 tons of water per minute. And how is that eco-friendly?

    Also, what is an LED nozzle? LED, I believe, stands for light-emitting diode, and has nothing to do with water.

  3. Wayne Skywalker
    7 November 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Very nice. The bridge waterfall has been done before so it is not the first.