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Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires

Puente de la Mujer - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puente de la Mujer
Juana Manuela Gorriti, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1107Map
Dock 3
+54 11 4312 2232(Tourist Information)/+54 11 4312 5550(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Overview

Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the only work he's done in South America, Puente de la mujer (Bridge of the woman) is a sight that shouldn't be missed by any visitor to Buenos Aires. The 102-meter (335-feet) long pedestrian bridge connects both sides of the upscale Puerto Madero, which is separated by an artificial canal. This beautifully astounding structure was engineered in such a way so the central portion of the bridge is enabled to open at a 90-degree angle to allow for easy passage of mid-sized water traffic. Inspired by the Latin dance know as the Tango, Calatrava's design abstractly resembles a couple moving to Argentina's most sensual type of dancing. Argentinean businessman, Alberto Gonzales, donated the funding for Puente de la mujer to the city in 2001.

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