Puente Giratorio, Carmelo

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Visit Puente Giratorio, a picturesque moving swing bridge and an iconic part of Carmelo's image and history. The bridge features on most local postcards, and became synonymous with the city after its construction in early 20th century. The first of its kind in Uruguay, it also represents the first bridge operated entirely by humans when it needs to move. Hang around on the picturesque waterfront and you might get the chance to watch a ship pass under the bridge, causing a whole raft of movements to take place, with part of the bridge appearing to retreat into itself to allow the boat through. Make Puente Giratorio a part of your Carmelo vacation plans using our Carmelo road trip planning website .
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  • The bridge is cute, but the neighborhood is not the best. He knew how to be a very nice old harbour quarter and now they are old House and badly maintained
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  • As bridge is a curiosity, and gives it to Carmelo one of their places more originals, both by the architectonic (is an old and rare construction) as by the landscapes of the quiet stream of cows that can be seen on either side.
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  • Legend says... "that crosses it once, again Carmel". It is located on the cows ' Brook, which flows through the city, has become the indelible mark of Carmel. It is a source of pride. Only swivel bridge in the Uruguay human-powered. German engineering, has withstood enhiesto, historical floods. Currently resists gallardo incessant vehicular movement and the continuous passage of large trucks that weaken its structure. Not to be missed zip.
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  • Unique. And his legend makes it more beautiful. Who crosses this bridge. Always returns. always
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  • The most emblematic bridge of this Department and the city. Unique in Uruguay and the first in Latin America with manual rotation, declared historical heritage. A place to visit.
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  • A place of visit forced symbol of the city of Carmel only swivel bridge in operation with manual traction
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  • Beautiful place!
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  • Cute place
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