Friday, August 21, 2009

Tianjin Eye

The Tianjin Eye in the port city of Tianjin. The gigantic ferris wheel is built on the Yongle Bridge over the Haihe River and is the only big wheel in the world built over a bridge.

The ferris wheel is 110 meters in diameter and 120 meters high. The 48 capsules can carry 8 people each creating a capacity of 768 passengers per hour. The full circle of the wheel takes 30 minutes.

Tianjin Eye

The Tianjin Eye was completed in April 2008 in time for the Beijing Olympics.

Tianjin Eye
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