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Puente Leonel Viera

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Puente Leonel Viera

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When your ship pulls into port at Punta del Este, spend half a day on a private shore excursion of the coastal resort town in southern Uruguay. Marvel at ocean views from Punta Ballena (Whale Point) before your guide drives you through sophisticated downtown neighborhoods. See the sailboats of unspoiled Playa Brava, a popular beach featuring whimsical sculptures, and stroll along Gorlero Avenue and Artigas Square to browse local shops during a bit of free time. Round-trip port transport by private vehicle is included.
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AlpinerHut wrote a review Apr 2020
Chantilly, Virginia1004 contributions469 helpful votes
Is Puente Leonel Viera a bridge or is it a roller coaster? You can cross the Maldonado River between Punta del Este and La Barra on it, so that makes it a bridge, right? Many who cross, though, do so at high speed to produce the stomach-dropping feeling you get when you catch "big air" at the humps, so that makes it a roller coaster, right? The bridge was built in 1965 by Viera, who had no experience in engineering or architecture. He was the first to design a bridge like this, a "stressed ribbon bridge," essentially a suspension bridge but with the suspension cables INSIDE the bridge itself. Viera created what is now the Punta del Este-to-La Barra span. A second span, now carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, was added in 1998. TIPS: * This is a little dangerous to drive on since motorists speed across to create the roller coaster effect. Be careful. * The newer bridge, carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, is said to be the better "roller coaster." It's the one our tour bus driver did his speeding on!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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1victor wrote a review Mar 2020
North Narrabeen, Australia577 contributions165 helpful votes
This dual bridge is quite unique. Each of the two lanes of the bridge is a double curve. It is both a vision to behold and an experience to travel over in a vehicle!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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danny wrote a review Dec 2019
Jundiai, SP41 contributions
Never seen a bridge like this wavy one, cool when you go with some 60km/hr. Feels like your brain get lifted. Nice design
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Teresa H wrote a review Nov 2018
Texada Island, Canada6042 contributions520 helpful votes
While this is a very unique bridge that they made another one to make each one way it is worth a drive, especially if the driver goes fast over the bumps.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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califcasl wrote a review Oct 2018
1105 contributions178 helpful votes
We were in town on a cruise, and some ex-pats adopted us for the day, took us out to lunch. The drove us all over in their cute little Peugeot convertible, and this included going over this bridge very fast. Wheeee!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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