Tancredo Neves Bridge

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Fraternity Bridge
Puente Internacional Tancredo Neves.JPG
Official name Tancredo Neves Bridge
Carries vehicular traffic
Crosses Iguassu River
Locale Foz do Iguaçu to Puerto Iguazú
Design hollow box, haunched Cantilever bridge
Total length 489 metres (1,604 ft)
Width 16.5 metres (54 ft)
Height 70 metres (230 ft)
Longest span 220 metres (720 ft)[1]
Clearance below 65.38 metres (214.5 ft)
Construction begin 1982-01-13
Opened 1985-11-29
Coordinates 25°35′20″S 54°33′42″W / 25.588933°S 54.561570°W / -25.588933; -54.561570Coordinates: 25°35′20″S 54°33′42″W / 25.588933°S 54.561570°W / -25.588933; -54.561570

The Tancredo Neves Bridge, better known as Fraternity Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte da Fraternidade, Spanish: Puente de la Fraternidad) connects the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu with the Argentine Puerto Iguazú, crossing over the Iguassu River.

The idea of building the bridge had begun after the construction of the Friendship Bridge 1965, between Brazil and Paraguay. The Fraternity Bridge's construction started on January 13, 1982, and was officially inaugurated on November 29, 1985, and named after Brazilian politician Tancredo Neves.

The bridge is 489 metres (1,604 ft) long, 16.5 metres (54 ft) wide and 70 metres (230 ft) high at its highest point.

It is of much less economic importance to the region than the Friendship Bridge and does not have the traffic and social problems that the latter one has nowadays.

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