Viaduto Do Cha, Sao Paulo

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Viaduto do Chá is a viaduct of São Paulo, Brazil. It was the first viaduct built in the city, and was instigated by Jules Martin, a French immigrant to the city. The 240m span crosses the Vale do Anhangabaú. Originally conceived in 1877, construction started in 1888 before being stopped one month later by a court case brought by local residents. Construction resumed in 1889, and the iron bridge was completed in 1892. The original viaduct was replaced in 1938 with a new concrete span. It often appears in TV interviews, as well as films and telenovelas set in São Paulo.BackgroundThe viaduct is located in São Paulo, Brazil. It runs over the Anhangabaú River in the Vale do Anhangabaú valley, which separated two cities. On one side was the city centre of São Paulo, which ended at the Rua Direita. On the other side was a neighbourhood called "Morro do Chá" (now Republica and Consolação), which lacked good transportation and policing. In order to get between the two, a long tram ride in a 'U'-shape around the valley was required, or to go down a steep descent to the Ponte do Lorena and cross there, returning up a slope on the other side near to Rua Xavier de Toledo. An extension of the city's tram network to Consolação was proposed in 1879, but was rejected by local residents as being good for the tram company but bad for local residents.
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  • Anywhere in the world you will see a place like this. Have insecurity? There's violence? Yes. But this does not take away the importance your and your story! In the Decade of 70 appeared the pickpockets! Not so this wouldn't always be full of busybodies going the Mappin, the post office, bus terminals at AV. São João Ramos de Azevedo square and the path of praça da Sé. Historical site, where many athletes who compete in San Silvestre have passed! Framework of a big city with its ups and downs, thanks to our politicians.
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  • The Viaduto do Chá is a beautiful tourist spot of the city of São Paulo, from there you have a beautiful vision of modern and ancient buildings of easy access to many tourist spots of the old centre of town, easy transportation by bus and subway, worth knowing , 30 minutes
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  • Tourist site of the city, the scene of several novels, features daring architecture and is located in the city center in contrast to buildings, churches and monuments.
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