Newton Navarro Bridge

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Newton Navarro Bridge
Ponte Newton Navarro.jpg
Official name Bridge of All Newton Navarro
Crosses Potengi River
Locale Natal, Brazil
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 1781.6 m
Width 22 m
Height 103.45 m
Longest span 212 m
Vertical clearance 55.1 m
Construction begin October 24, 2004
Construction end November 17, 2007
Construction cost US$80 million[1]
Opened November 21, 2007
Daily traffic 25,000
Coordinates 5°45′23″S 35°12′9″W / 5.75639°S 35.20250°W / -5.75639; -35.20250Coordinates: 5°45′23″S 35°12′9″W / 5.75639°S 35.20250°W / -5.75639; -35.20250

The Newton Navarro Bridge, is one of the biggest cable-stayed bridge of Brazil located in the city of Natal, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. It connects North Zone and the cities of the north coast to the South Zone and other regions of the city crossing Potengi River.

The main purpose is to ease the usual heavy traffic in Igapó bridge and to improve access to the future Greater Natal International Airport and its adjacent areas, also increasing the flow of tourism in the north coast and improving access of the inhabitants of the North Zone to the downtown and main zones.

It is named upon Newton Navarro, an important local artist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanessa Barchfield (20 July 2006), Rio Grande do Norte's US$80mn Newton Navarro bridge 70% complete, BN Americas, retrieved 11 August 2014