Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianopolis

(3.7/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Linking the island with the mainland, Hercilio Luz Bridge is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. The towers that support the bridge rise 74 m (243 ft) above sea level. You may notice slight changes in height as you cross the bridge by car or bus, this is because the truss supporting the roadway is above the roadway itself joining with the cable below and causing slight differences in height along the way. The bridge’s designer, Hercilio Luz, passed away before seeing its completion in 1926.

the bridge's name was originally planned to be “Independence Bridge,” a fitting tribute as all the materials were  brought from the United States. However, the name was changed to pay homage to the bridge’s deceased designer. Plan to visit Hercilio Luz Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Florianopolis attractions using our Florianopolis vacation generator.
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  • A bridge that has figurative function and had too much resources and a lot of bribes. Could overthrow and do another that would be Yes proud of
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  • Old bridge and beautiful, but without any conservation. It is not possible to cross it, just admire it from a distance and take some pictures.
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  • Hercílio Luz bridge is the symbol and postcard from Florianópolis. Worth the visit for photos to those passing on the outskirts.
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  • So come tomorrow and see this historic and superb bridge. *****
  • Cartão postal da cidade. Fechada.
  • Nice..........
  • Marco símbolo de Florianópolis.
  • A ponte estava em reforma toda desmontada.