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  • “Saetgang Dari” Picked as Official Name for ‘Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge’

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    Saetgang Dari (Bridge) has been picked as the official name for the Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge in a preference survey of citizens who use the bridge, which was opened on April 12.

    Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted a public contest to find the name for Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge via the Internet for seven days from March 1 to 7, 2011, and received 357 names. Of these, the city selected five candidates (Saetgang Dari, Osolgil Dari, Ssanghakgyo, and Hakbigyo, and Durumi Dari) through an expert review and an Internet-based survey of public preferences.

    The city then conducted a survey vote among users of the bridge to choose the finalist from the five candidate names during April 14 to 17. As a result, Saetgang Dari earned 4,144 (48.1 percent) of the total of 8,621 votes, thus becoming the official name of the new bridge.

    ※ Results of Preference Survey

    Candidate name Total Saetgang Dari Durumi Dari Osolgil Dari Hakbigyo Ssanghakgyo
    Number of voters(%) 8,621 people(100%) 4,144(48.1%) 2,099(24.4%) 1,056(12.2%) 803(9.3%) 519(6.0%)

    Saetgang Dari is an original Korean term that effectively reflects the geographical characteristics of the new bridge, which links Singil Station and Yeouido across Yeouido Saetgang. The name is advantageous in that anyone can easily pronounce and identify it.

    Now that the official name has been picked, the Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to place beautifully designed name panels made of reinforced glass, which are produced using a special technique, at six locations, including the start and ending points of the bridge, and to change or modify all the road signs in the areas around the bridge.