1982: Construction Begins on a Bridge Between Brazil and Argentina

January 13, 1982

Construction began on a bridge between southwestern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. This project was a joint venture of those countries, with contractors from each working together to both design and build the bridge. It was completed in the fall of 1985, and inaugurated on November 29 of that year. The bridge carries motor vehicle traffic over the Iguazu River and connects the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu with the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú.

This structure was named after Tancredo Neves, a longtime Brazilian public official who had died on April 21, 1985. The Tancredo Neves Bridge is 1,604 feet (489 meters) in length and 54 feet (16.5 meters) in width. It is also widely known as Fraternity Bridge.

Photo Credit: Albasmalko (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Tancredo Neves Bridge (also called Fraternity Bridge), please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tancredo_Neves_Bridge

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