Friendship Bridge (Brazil–Paraguay)

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Friendship Bridge
Ponte da amizade.jpg
The Friendship Bridge looking towards Ciudad del Este
Crosses Paraná River
Locale Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Design arch bridge
Total length 552.4 metres (1,812 ft)
Longest span 290 metres (951 ft)
Opened 1965
Coordinates 25°30′34.5″S 54°36′4.0″W / 25.509583°S 54.601111°W / -25.509583; -54.601111

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[edit]

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.

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