TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Jinlun Bridge (金崙大橋), dubbed “the most beautiful viaduct” in Taiwan by netizens, has been opened to traffic and the speed limit is set at 50 kph.
The four-lane viaduct in the eastern Taiwanese county of Taitung was opened to traffic on Oct. 15 as scheduled after construction of the viaduct began four years ago. .
The viaduct, which looks like a passage in the sky, goes along the Pacific Ocean to the east and gives drivers a breathtaking view of the vast blue ocean. The four-lane viaduct is a part of the so-called South Link Highway.
The 3.25 kilometer-long bridge starts at the 412-kilometer mark of Provincial Highway No. 9 north of Jinlun Railway Station in the north and ends at 415-kilometer mark north of the deserted Duoliang Railway Station in the south.
The highest point of the viaduct is on the north side, which is 40 meters in height, and the south side is about 20 meters tall, according to media reports.
The opening of the viaduct is intended to bypass the traffic congestion caused by the two-lane street in the Jinlun village and save drivers 30 minutes on their way between Taitung and Kaohsiung.
As the viaduct is wide and straight, the speed limit is temporarily set at 50 kph, and local police said occasional speed monitoring and detection would be conducted in the morning at the south side of the bridge, urging road users to abide by the speed limit and avoid getting tickets.