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. To visit Ponte Rio-Niteroi on your trip to Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Ferry to Niterói is plain, on the site of little interesting attractions, the only thing worth recommending is the fish market.
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  • The President Costa e Silva bridge or as is popularly known "Ponte Rio-Niterói" is not a tourist spot and a place of passage that connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. Keeps bottled during the rush hours and the eve of public holidays.
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  • An imposing work opened in 1974 by the military regime, which preserves a fundamental importance to the link between Rio de Janeiro and the cities to the North of the State. length of approximately 17 Km has a heavy flow of cars daily. normally no traffic is crossing time of 13 minutes which is aggravated in peak periods. toll charged only in the sense of Niterói, a maximum speed of 80 Km with radar turned on. a postcard of the city!
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful bridge spanning the river between Rio de Janeiro and the town of Niterói. Affords beautiful views of Rio especially at sunset.
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