Friendship Bridge (Brazil–Paraguay)

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.

Friendship Bridge

Ponte da Amizade
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The Friendship Bridge, with Paraguay on left side and Brazil on the right side.
Coordinates25°30′34.5″S 54°36′4.0″W / 25.509583°S 54.601111°W / -25.509583; -54.601111
CrossesParaná River
LocaleCiudad del Este, Paraguay and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Preceded byAyrton Senna Bridge
Followed bySan Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge
Designarch bridge
Total length552.4 metres (1,812 ft)
Longest span290 metres (951 ft)

History and importanceEdit

The bridge was opened to traffic in 1965. The space between the main arch is 290 metres (303 yards in total). The bridge itself is 552.4 m 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, and National Route N° 7 in the Paraguayan side.


Panoramic view of Friendship Bridge from Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

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