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First Ferris Wheel on Bridge in Tianjin to Rap Body Construction
    2007-12-17 20:54:26     CRIENGLISH.com

A gigantic ferris wheel, which claims to be the world's only one built over a bridge, on the Haihe River in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, will have its body officially completed on Tuesday. [Photo: enorth.com.cn]

The Tianjin Eye, a gigantic ferris wheel constructed on Yongle Bridge over the Haihe River, will have its body completed on Tuesday morning, later allowing visitors a spectacular view of more than 120 meters above the ground.

Workers were still busy jointing and fixing the last sections of the rotary table on Monday. After the successful completion of the body, they will start to test the ferris wheel's loading ability by using sandbags, followed by the installation of capsules and the electronic drive.

The 110 meter diameter ferris wheel will lift people 120 meters up into the air, as high as one 35-storey building, and promise a grand view of around 40 square kilometers over the surrounding city.

It is reported to be the only ferris wheel in the world that's erected above a bridge.

There will be 48 capsules on the ferris wheel, each of them carrying up to 8 people at a time. It will take half an hour for this slow-rotating observation wheel to complete a full circle.

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