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Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo

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Cross the famous Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, the city’s most iconic landmark. The large, concrete marvel of architecture, named after Venezuelan Independence War hero, crosses Maracaibo Lake and connects the city with the rest of the country. At almost 9 km (5.5 miles) long, it was one of the longest in the world when it was inaugurated in 1962. Feel the breeze and take in the panoramic view as you ride across the vehicle-only bridge, or experience it from a different view by sailing on the lake under it. Arrange to visit Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta and other attractions in Maracaibo using our Maracaibo vacation builder.
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  • THE bridge over Lake Maracaibo, despite the weather, remains an impressive structure. It crosses Lake water bag less bandwidth. Conceived as part of a large Avenue that runs Venezuela from West to East. You reach to connect with River Axe (Colombia), as one of the points of force of historical and geographic ties that make up Zulia State and eastern Colombia. In the evenings, with luck, you can appreciate the beautiful of the Catatumbo lightning flashes. Majestic natural phenomenon unique in its form and expression. In the evenings and mornings dawn and sunset are indescribable, their beauty and Majesty beyond all human understanding, and you realize that it is only possible to its presence thanks to the hand of the creator the bridge over Lake unites ingenuity and drive of our people with the wonders of the creator. Take it and enjoy it
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  • I had the opportunity for a third time from crossing the bridge by bike, really an experience that does not bored, get off in the middle of the bridge is spectacular!
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  • unites the shores of Lake maracaibo which brings more two areas this costerasde West. As our Lake-shaped guitar, they call it the Lake fork. It has approximately a length of 8 km. and its central part an elevation of 50 meters. The gaita says ¨ when bvoy to Maracaibo and I start to pass the bridge, I feel an emosion so great... you have to buy it for emosionarte.
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