Puente Transbordador Nicolas Avellaneda, Buenos Aires

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Puente Transbordador is a transporter bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it was completed in 1914. The bridge was in use until 1960 and may be preserved as a historical monument in the future.The transporter bridge was the first link to connect Buenos Aires with the outskirts on the other side of the Riachuelo River. The bridge links the Avenida La Plata in the neighbourhood Island Maciel of Dock Sud with Avenida Almirante Brown in the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.The name of the bridge refers to Nicolás Avellaneda, a former president of Argentina, who also gave the name to the Avellaneda Partido on the right bank of the river.The platform of the transporter bridge measured 8 by 12 metres and could be operated from a control stand on itself or from the machine house. It was designed to carry pedestrians, carts, cars and trams.HistoryOn September 25, 1908 the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway was authorised to build a transporter bridge uniting the city of Buenos Aires with Buenos Aires Province south of the Riachuelo River. Buenos Aires Province bore all the costs of the bridge despite it also serving the Argentinian capital.The transporter bridge was inaugurated May 31, 1914 and operated until 1960. The Puente Nicolás Avellaneda road bridge (just 100 metres away), was constructed in 1940.
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  • Buenos Aires Transporter Bridge was completed in 1914. The bridge was in use until 1960 and since 1999 is a National Historic Monument of Argentina. The transporter bridge was the first link to connec...  more »
  • This is an ugly transporter bridge in the La Boca neighbourhood right next to Caminito. It is actually a crime hotspot and tourists are advised to stay away from the base of it. Avoid.  more »
  • Seeing it from a distance I was curios how it works and why such a strange design. It turns out the bridge consists of a platform that carries cars and people to the other side of the river. A truly u...  more »
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  • The restoration is excellent hurts q for some misfits that they always break everything, luckily I had the joy of seeing as once many years ago stood the metal part give way to boats
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  • Via important e check-out Dock Sud
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  • Via fast constantly arranged it and kept
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  • Aside from the complicated area, beautiful view. Well Buenos Aires.
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  • From this bridge you have a panoramic view of the entire neighborhood of Boca.
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