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. Plan to visit Hercilio Luz Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Florianopolis attractions using our Florianopolis vacation generator.
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  • Nice to see very old bridge that is considered historical and it gives a glance of old Florianopolis.  more »
  • It is an Engineering marvel, but It is not beautiful in itself. If have the time and are around, go to the viewing point. If not, dont bother.  more »
  • The bridge is very pretty and it gets decorated during holidays with lots of lights. However, it has been closed for years, and no cars of people and get on it. So, since it is right in the downtown o...  more »
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  • So come tomorrow and see this historic and superb bridge. *****
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