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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  • August 8, 2017
    Atarvessar the 14 km of the bridge Rio Niteroi is an invitation to enjoy the beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and the river sihlueta. The coming and going of barges and ships.
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  • August 2, 2017
    I stopped by the bridge but prettier view her profile than spending on it. but it was worth it. It's very crowded even on the weekends.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Call the river the Niterói. It has a beautiful view. An incredible construction. Try to imagine scenes from movies like the fast and the furious let maia interesting. No more
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  • April 17, 2017
    Beautiful bridge! Giving it five stars since I haven't fell from it yet nor any of my friends that constantly use it. 5/5 Would drive through it again.
  • March 24, 2017
    Beautiful bridge spanning the river between Rio de Janeiro and the town of Niterói. Affords beautiful views of Rio especially at sunset.
  • October 30, 2016
    The ride thorough the bridge was one hell of an experience.
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