Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianopolis

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Florianopolis attractions like Hercilio Luz Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Gate card amazing this wonderful city, the view is beautiful and the bridge is very close to the city centre. Incredible city
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  • October 3, 2017
    Hercilio Luz bridge is a postcard of Floripa, despite being in retirement for a long time, she is nonetheless a highlight to be visited. After ready will be one of the most beautiful postcards
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  • October 2, 2017
    I heard the story deata bridge on sefunda visit to Florianópolis. Over 25 years of construction (I don't know if it's true) but knowing politicians of Brazil!
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  • September 10, 2015
    So come tomorrow and see this historic and superb bridge. *****
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    Linda ponte!

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Where to stay in Florianopolis

To get a true taste of the city's culture on your trip to Florianopolis, it's best to stay in the historical center on Santa Catarina Island. There you'll find plenty of accommodations--a significantly better selection than on the mainland--ranging from budget guesthouses and hostels to luxury hotels. Many guests, however, choose to take advantage of the island's charming nature by staying away from the city center, in the lakeside district of Lagoa da Conceição. For easy access to the best surf beaches on the island, stay a couple miles farther away at Mole Beach or Barra da Lagoa.
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