Tianjin Eye: Gigantic Ferris Wheel on a Bridge

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Tianjin Eye is a 120-meter tall giant Ferris wheel built on the Yongle Bridge over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge. At the time of its completion in April 2008, only the London Eye (135 meters), Star of Nanchang (160 meters) and Singapore Flyer (165 meters) were taller.

Tianjin Eye is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour.

Tianjin Eye is one of four 120 meter Ferris wheels in China, the other three being Changsha Ferris Wheel (completed 2004), Suzhou Ferris Wheel (completed 2009), and Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel (completed 2003).


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