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. Make Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta a centerpiece of your Maracaibo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Maracaibo sightseeing planning app .
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  • The bridge over the Lake, is a bridge that crosses the narrowest part of the Lake Maracaibo, in Zulia, in northwestern Venezuela, and connects the city of Maracaibo with the rest of the country. It has approximately 9 kilometres away and is made of concrete, reinforced concrete. It has a beautiful lighting that is lit in the evening. The bridge generates an emotion so great that the mind is clouded.
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  • The bridge over Lake Maracaibo is a building that serves as a reference for all of Zulia, is a regional symbol and an impressive structure, across the Lake, and decorate it, is mandatory to reach the city
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  • This important work of concrete is source of pride for all of the zulianos and especially for the people of Maracaibo. I recommend traverse it in truck at all times: during the day to observe the scenery and in the night to see the lights that illuminate it with colors. Some made travel by boat at night, I have not had the opportunity.
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