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.
Ponte da Amizade
|Coordinates||25°30′34.5″S 54°36′4.0″W / 25.509583°S 54.601111°W|
|Locale||Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil|
|Preceded by||Ayrton Senna Bridge|
|Followed by||San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge|
|Total length||552.4 metres (1,812 ft)|
|Longest span||290 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.