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Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Elegant old bridge

It is an old bridge, that is closed. The city is rebuiding maintaining its charactheristcs. It is a classical turist attraction in Florianopolis.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 29, 2016
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Ponte Hercilio Luz, one of the main ex-libris of Florianópolis, is also one of the main architectural landmarks of the island. The bridge is beautiful and gives an excellent impression when one travels from the airport to the city centre. Besides, it marks the starting point of the beautiful Beira-Mar. Not to miss if you are in the area.

Thank rucapor
Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This bridge is the symbol of Floripa, you drive around and you can see it from many different angles. This bridge welcomes you when you arrive (you see it from the actual bridge) and says goodbye when you leave. If you love Floripa, this bridge will become a symbol for you too.

Thank frederickbauer72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

When we get to Florianopolis we find this amazing sightseeing. This bridge is one of the most beautiful attractions of this city.

Thank Elvis L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Well, it's a bridge. It have some important history, and is still very central to the city. But, unless you're driving through it, don't waste your time visiting. Still, fells good in the eyes.

Thank Guilherme Kenji F
Florianopolis, SC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Ponte Hercilio Luz is the postcard image of the city of Florianopolis. Constructed about a hundred years ago, it was closed for use in the 80's. The local government has had a renovation project in place for at least 20 years. I have been living in Florianopolis since2000 and have never seen any progress on the renovation although several million... More 

Thank GerryBrasil
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

It is an old bridge, that is closed. The city is rebuiding maintaining its charactheristcs. It is a classical turist attraction in Florianopolis.

Thank LyssMelo
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The Hercilio Luz bridge is the best known structure of Florianopolis city. It's not possible to visit the bridge, as it's under an extensive restoration programme scheduled to last for more than two years. Still, this a monument to be seen from the distance.

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Florianopolis, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice old bridge, but in reconstruction for several years. It's not possible to walk or ride on it. So do not waste your time trying to get close to it. Just take a picture at night or sunset.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Very disappointed to see this lovely old bridge in such a state of disrepair. Obviously not being used at the moment (and how Florianopolis need another working bridge). Told it was a political issue on who will fund the repairs, the longer it's left the less chance of it ever re opening.

Thank tim p
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

It catches your eye immediately. You go on it leaving the airport so you will see it better on your way back. It is a bit rusty and could do with reparations but it is a splendid bridge.

Thank valelis

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