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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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  • The viaduct is located right in the city centre, next to our dear old Municipal Theater. It's really nice to get some photos, but be careful because there are many homeless and ends up being dangerous.
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  • A reference to those who visit São Paulo, a beautiful architectural work, which in my view deserved greater attention.
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  • One of the main pedestrian walkways in the city centre. Despite the intense movement of the high can make good pictures of Vale do Anhangabaú.
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  • Simple shop with a service note 10, provided by your employee named Carolina. Congratulations to you.
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