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 people of Uruguay, towards the coast is beautiful, the bridge together with the rambla are the icing on the cake.
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  • It is a picturesque bridge that connects the beaches. worth a go since it unites the other part of Carmel. is carmelo yachts
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  • Unique experience look like a human force can move this concrete bridge and open it so they can round timber by the Arroyo de las Vacas the various sailing vessels.
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  • Nice place to meet
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  • Is a place very cozy and historic
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  • A unique place
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  • By that you can pass out there. PS: I could not see as tour: v
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  • Only swivel bridge in the country, human-powered
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Carmelo offers accommodations on both sides of the Arroyo de las Vacas River. You'll find luxury resort-style hotels, with onsite facilities like casinos, spas, and swimming pools, as well as some simpler, family-run guesthouses flanking residential streets. Many visitors elect to stay in the more remote areas surrounding the town, which offer additional options for a range of budgets.
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