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Tienditas Bridge

The Tienditas International Bridge (Spanish: Puente internacional Las Tienditas) is a vehicular and pedestrian bridge connecting Tachira, Venezuela with Norte de Santander, Colombia.

Tienditas International Bridge
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Tienditas Bridge
Coordinates7°52′36″N 72°27′09″W / 7.876726°N 72.452541°W / 7.876726; -72.452541Coordinates: 7°52′36″N 72°27′09″W / 7.876726°N 72.452541°W / 7.876726; -72.452541
Carries6 divided lanes and pedestrians
CrossesTachira River
LocaleTachira, VenezuelaNorte de Santander, Colombia
Official namePuente internacional Las Tienditas
History
Construction startJanuary 24, 2014
Construction endFebruary 2016
OpenedNot open
Statistics
Daily traffic0 vehicles per day
Tienditas International Bridge is located in South America
Tienditas International Bridge
Tienditas International Bridge
Location in South America

HistoryEdit

The bridge's construction began on January 24, 2014[1] and was planned to take no longer than 20 months. The costs were estimated around $32,000,000 and was split equally between the Venezuelan and Colombian governments.

It is the fifth international bridge between the two countries. The bridge itself is actually made of three approximately 280-metre parallel bridges built over the Tachira River, two bridges with three lanes in each direction and a pedestrian bridge. Immigration and customs facilities are located on each side of the bridge.

The crossing was completed in February 2016, but due to political tensions between Colombia and Venezuela since 2015, the bridge has not been opened to traffic.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ S.A, El Pais. "Inicia construcción de puente Las Tienditas que unirá a Cúcuta con San Antonio, Venezuela". www.elpais.com.co.
  2. ^ Opinión, Diario la. "Tienditas, el puente de 40 millones de dólares que no han estrenado". La Opinión.


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