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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  • The bridge is in the process (2018) of being deconstructed. This project is expected to last ten years, and won't be complete until 2028. At time of writing the suspension cables had been removed and ...  more »
  • Although closed to traffic, the bridge stands as a landmark of the island and of such beauty that it is worth the local registry. Architecture beautiful and huge!
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  • Little to do in retirement, a pity! Nevertheless we can realize your greatness and beauty.
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  • It’s a must to see in Floripa!!
  • So come tomorrow and see this historic and superb bridge. *****
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