Puente de la Mujer

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Taken, on Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for "Woman's Bridge") is a footbridge in the Puerto Madero barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina that spans "dique 3" (dock 3). It is of the Cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge, but somewhat unique in is asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage the far end comes to a resting point on a stabilizing pylon.

It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and is similar to his Puente del Alamillo and Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, but with a forward, rather than a reverse angled cantilever, as is seen in those bridges. The footbridge was donated by Don Alberto L. Gonzalez to the City of Buenos Aires in thanks for 60 years of work in the country. Started in 1998, it was completed on 20 December 2001.

Grazyna_, MaxiRojas, *Cora, divagado, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Thad Roan - Bridgepix 93 months ago | reply

    Outstanding! I'm an admin for a group called Bridges in South America, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  2. scaamanho 93 months ago | reply

    excelentemente expuesta y compuesta una gran foto
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  3. dotnethed 93 months ago | reply

    Wow -- what an amazing scene, and a fantastic capture! The description is very much appreciated too! Well done.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  4. Uncle Foto 93 months ago | reply

    Good capture. Nice.

  5. NJ Photographer 93 months ago | reply

    Great reflection! Beautiful shot!

  6. Monica "la" Lopez (Monica2362) 93 months ago | reply

    Excelente toma. Felicitaciones!!!

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    Your pic becomes nominee of "Shield Of Excellence"
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  7. cjclicks 92 months ago | reply

    Excellent nightscape my friend.

  8. e_digitalis 92 months ago | reply

    Wow! Nice bridge!

  9. Angria 92 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot of "El puente de la mujer". I like it very much.

    Please add this beautiful photo to CITRIT,Best of yours!
    Citrit group

  10. Ramon2002 92 months ago | reply

    Beautiful bridge.

  11. Sharons_Web 92 months ago | reply

    Citrit, best of yours!

  12. zsoolt 92 months ago | reply

    Citrit, best of yours!

  13. trientalis (lacking Flickr-time...) 92 months ago | reply

    Another one of your beautiful night shots! Thanks for the interesting information!
    This is definitely a great shot, you deserve another SOE

    Please be sure this is tagged Shield of "Excellence", or "SOE"

  14. scleroplex 92 months ago | reply

    lovely! needs a bigger size!!

  15. Adri T fotografías •● ʚϊɞ ●• 89 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado porteña y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    muy buena esta foto!!!! muy clara!!!

  16. sunriseflower 86 months ago | reply

    The bridge looks like crocodile... :D a great shot ;] regards!

  17. Sandra Romero 85 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado **I love Argentina** (Post 1 Award 3) y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

  18. Oaky :) 59 months ago | reply

    Hermosa Foto!!
    Te invitamos a agregarla a:


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