Ponte Rio-Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro

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At the time of its construction, Ponte Rio-Niteroi was the second longest bridge in the world, and, although it has since slipped down in the rankings, it is no less impressive a structure today. 13.29 km (8.25 mi) long and reaching a height of 72 m (236 ft), the bridge offers an expansive cityscape of Rio de Janeiro, including the downtown skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain. To get a sense of the scale of the bridge, take the ferry and view it from the water. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Ponte Rio-Niteroi.
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  • One of the ways linking Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi. The other is through the ferries. Very beautiful when seen by the sea ... your entire length, height and you can hear the echo to scream under the central span.
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  • This bridge connects River with Niterói. We passed several times and could go appreciating different views, both of the port as of the Bay. Beautiful panoramic of the city can be seen.
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  • Rolling slopes in perfect state of conservation. Very well marked. Despite the limit of 80 km/h appear low because it is a highway, the view of the Guanabara Bay, the planes landing at Santos Dumont outweigh. Hj on January 29 toll, at a cost of $4.00, with payment only in the sense. Congratulations to the dealership that maintains the road.
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