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Puente Giratorio, Carmelo
(3.6/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Puente Giratorio during your Carmelo vacation using our convenient Carmelo tour planner.
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  • If you're a engineer or architect you can not miss. It is very simple, but beautiful. They say that there are three of that kind in the world.
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  • No need to worry. There's nothing to see. You'll end up passing of dear for her but that's it.
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  • The bridge is tiny and it's good for the visitors. Worth a walk around the grounds. The town itself is beautiful!
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  • care and very nice
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  • It is beautiful!
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  • engenhosa ponte giratória com quase 100 anos de idade e em pleno funcionamento, um verdadeiro simbolo da cidade de Carmelo.