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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  • If you go to caminito, just look for the edge that you can't miss is too big and stands out in the landscape. Give good pictures.
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  • I do not consider it an essential place to visit in Buenos Aires, but it is a beautiful area near caminito, that must not fail to see is taking advantage of that you are there.
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  • It is a historic bridge in the neighborhood of la boca Recalling port times, this rusty and abandoned, made a new one for the transit of passengers and cars.
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  • A beautiful historic bridge.
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  • It represents the La Boca neighborhood
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  • Picturesque! Recommended for tourism...
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  • It is a nice bridge between dock Sud with the neighborhood of la boca...
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  • Imposing bridge metal, part of the history of the Creek and of Buenos Aires around. Unforgettable photo of all visitors of the area of the mouth.
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