San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge

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San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge
San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge 2.jpg
Crosses Paraná River
Locale Posadas, Misiones, Argentina.
Encarnación, Itapúa, Paraguay
Preceded by Friendship Bridge
Followed by Yacyretá Dam
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 2,550 metres (8,366 ft)
Width 18 metres (59 ft)
Longest span 330 metres (1,083 ft)
Construction start 1983
Opened April 2, 1990

The San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge is a 2,550 metres (8,366 ft) long cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Paraná River between the cities of Posadas, capital of Misiones Province, Argentina and Encarnación, Paraguay, capital of the Paraguayan department of Itapúa. The main bridge is 570 metres (1,870 ft) long and the approaching viaduct is 1,595 metres (5,233 ft) long. [1]

The bridge was first projected in 1977 through an agreement between the governments of Argentina and Paraguay, as a compensation to Paraguay for the flooding of part of its territory by the Yacyretá Dam. Its construction began in 1981 and was planned to last three years, but was finished only in 1990.[2] It was construct by a consortium leading by the Italian company Impregilo.[3]

The bridge also carries the Posadas-Encarnacion International Train.


Coordinates: 27°22′23″S 55°52′19″W / 27.373139°S 55.871916°W / -27.373139; -55.871916