The Friendship Bridge (Spanish: Puente de la Amistad, Portuguese: Ponte da Amizade) is an arch bridge connecting the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu and the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este.
History and importance
The Brazil-Paraguay border sign on the bridge
The bridge was opened to traffic in 1965. The space between the main arch is 290m (303yds in total). The bridge itself is 552.4m long.
The bridge is extremely important to the economies of both Foz do Iguaçu and Ciudad del Este.
BR-277 begins immediately after the end of the bridge in the Brazilian side.
Panoramic view of Friendship Bridge from Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.