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Bacunayagua Bridge, the tallest in Cuba
Bacunayagua Bridge, the tallest in Cuba
Bacunayagua is located in Cuba
Location of Bacunayagua in Cuba
Coordinates: 23°7′56.67″N 81°40′45.32″W / 23.1324083°N 81.6792556°W / 23.1324083; -81.6792556Coordinates: 23°7′56.67″N 81°40′45.32″W / 23.1324083°N 81.6792556°W / 23.1324083; -81.6792556
Country  Cuba
Province Matanzas
Municipality Matanzas
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-52

Bacunayagua is a placename in northern Cuba. It marks the boundary between the Mayabeque Province and Matanzas Province.


The small settlement, part of the municipality of Matanzas, was established on the side of the important Via Blanca (road), where a deep canyon cuts the coastal hills between the Yumuri Valley and the Straits of Florida coast.


Bacunayagua Bridge[edit]

The Bridge of Bacunayagua, inaugurated in September 1959, crosses the canyon, and at 110 meters above the valley floor is the highest bridge in Cuba.[1] Cubans consider it one of the seven wonders of Cuban civil engineering.[2] A restaurant with an observation deck is built on the Havana side, while the coastal cove on the Matanzas side includes a campground.

The bridge used to divide the provinces of La Habana and Matanzas, but after the reorganization of 2010, it now divides Matanzas Province from the new Mayabeque Province (the island's smallest, except for the city of Havana itself and the Isla de la Juventud).

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