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  • Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge Inaugurated on April 12 to Link Singil with Yeouido

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    The new Yeouido Saetgang (tributary) Pedestrian Bridge, which links Singil-dong with Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo-gu, has been built to ease the sense of regional isolation felt by residents of the two areas and to provide them with a convenient transport route and a safe walking environment.

    A general view of Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge, Photo source: Photographer Muye Seo Mun-ho

    Seoul Metropolitan Government held an inaugural ceremony on April 12 to launch the pedestrian bridge, Seoul’s first asymmetric cable-stayed bridge, simultaneously offering residents an access path to Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park and improving the walking environment between Singil-dong and Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo-gu.

    Seoul Metropolitan Government expects the new pedestrian path will allow residents in Singil-dong to regain convenient access to Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park, which was severed due to the construction of the Olympic Expressway, and diversify the available walking paths for citizens who commute from Singil Station (via Subway Lines 1 and 5) to Yeouido, significantly easing traffic inconveniences.

    To help increase the visual landscaping effect of the structure, the design of Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge was conceived in consideration of the surrounding environment and regional characteristics. As such, it represents the “peak of structural beauty” among Seoul’s pedestrian bridges.

    In his speech at the inaugural ceremony on April 12, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said, “Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge will link Singil-dong and Yeouido, and serve as a ‘bridge of communication’ between residents in the two areas.” He added, “Since it both possesses structural beauty and acts as a channel of communication between the two areas, it will become a new hotspot that residents can proudly introduce to citizens and tourists visiting the area.”

    Meanwhile, in anticipation of the inaugural ceremony, opinions were collected from citizens during March to find a name for the new bridge. The name will be selected by late April.