Newton Navarro Bridge

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Newton Navarro Bridge
Ponte Newton Navarro.jpg
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
Crosses Potengi River
Locale Natal, Brazil
Official name Bridge of All Newton Navarro
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 1781.6 m
Width 22 m
Height 103.45 m
Longest span 212 m
Clearance below 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

The Newton Navarro Bridge, is one of the biggest cable-stayed bridges in Brazil. It is located in the city of Natal, the 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 the other regions of the city that cross the Potengi River.

The main purpose is to ease the usual heavy traffic on Igapó Bridge and to improve access to the future Greater Natal International Airport and its adjacent areas. It also increases the flow of tourism om the north coast and improves access to the inhabitants of the North Zone to the downtown and the main zones.

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


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