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Banpo Grand Fountain Bridge

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Learn about Banpo Bridge and the two features that make it unique on the Han River.

Banpo Grand Fountain Bridge (반포대교; map) leaps the Han River between Banpo and Ichon Hangang Parks in the heart of Seoul. Opened in 2008, the bridge sports two special features that distinguish it from the capital’s other river crossers.

  • It’s the world’s longest fountain bridge.
  • It’s the only double decker bridge along the Han River.

Fountain Bridge

A handful of times each day, pumps beneath Banpo Grand Fountain Bridge suck 190-tons of river water a minute. Then, 308 jets mounted to the bridge’s top deck shoot the H2O into the air above, creating patterns in a music-enhanced, twenty-minute water dance (video).

At night, lights under the jets toss color into the spray and bring polychromatic flare to the Han River.

Check out the show schedule below:

  • Weekdays: 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, (6 PM July & Aug.), 8 PM, 9 PM
  • Weekends: 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, (7 PM July & Aug.), 8 PM, 9 PM, (10 PM July & Aug.)

Sight seekers gather in Banpo Hangang Park’s courtyard on the south side of Banpo Bridge. On the North Side, they crowd terraces under Gangbyeon Expressway in Ichon Hangang Park.

Double-Decker Bridge 

Banpo Grand Fountain Bridge sports an upper and lower deck.

  • The top deck carries cars between the river’s upper banks.
  • The bottom platform provides five traffic lanes: one for pedestrians, two for bikes, and two for vehicles (road view).

The bike lanes on the bridge’s lower deck connect the cycling paths on the north and south side of the Han River. This makes Banpo Bridge the simplest point to cross between Banpo and Ichon Hangang Parks.