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Puente Leonel Viera

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Address: La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Distinctive Bridge in Punta

This is a distinctive bridge in Punta. If you drive faster you have the sensation that you are in a roller coaster.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alejandro Z
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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701 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a distinctive bridge in Punta. If you drive faster you have the sensation that you are in a roller coaster.

Thank Alejandro Z
Sao Paulo, SP
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was very fun to pass by this bridge, also, the modern and classical combination seen in the local architecture is stunning. Definitely a nice place, to walk around, take pictures and off course, to drive by.

1 Thank juniorfsonile
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very unusual bridge. I've never seen one like this. Be very careful with your speed, if entering very fast you could take off.

Thank Juan T
Sao Paulo, SP
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218 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Well, its a short bridge with 2 elevations ... i had some fun crossing it by car, but that's it. If you didnt rent a car i don't know if it worth taking a bus or taxi to get here ...

Thank Samuel N
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The bridge built in 1965 also received a poem by the famous pablo Neruda Between water and air shines the curved bridge between green and blue curvatures cement, two sinks and two abysses with bare unit a woman or a fortress supported by letters of concrete writing in the pages of the river. Pablo Neruda. [6]

1 Thank Silvie K
Zug, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Rather short bridge but due to its unusual form a definite must-see. Passed the bridge a couple of times on a local bus, definitely fun. PS: Go to Playa Bonita for a good angle if you wanna take pics.

Thank Alezg22
Lake District UK
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This was a really wacky experience going over this bridge. We were on a coach tour and the driver just had to go fast over it. Hence my warning. Great fun!! Try it and see.

1 Thank graney
Montevideo, Uruguay
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144 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

You hace to go through it to get to places as La Barra, Manantiales and Jose Ignacio, but most of it, the kids willbbe love it and así go cross aguinaldo and again

Thank Raquel M
Montevideo, Uruguay
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This bridge shold be crossed to visit Barra de Maldonado and Jose Ignacio. Most people love to cross it at maximun allowed speed due to its crazy design. Very good for pictures

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

A marvellous "domed" bridge made years ago by an engineering genius. Decades later the flow of traffic rendered it to narrow, so the Uruguayan government in a brilliant decision made another twin bridge next to it... exactly the same as the original with its two distinctive humps.

Thank Rauko-uy

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