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The biggest bridge in Brazil ,Ponte Newton Nevarro in Natal

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Ponte de todos or  Ponte Newton Nevarro  is the second longest and one of the most beautiful bridges in Brazil . It took more then 12 years and a bit more then 130 million dollars to build this bridge. , This newly build  bridge which spans the river Potengi connects the formerly-isolated northern beaches, like Genipabu  to Natal,
 Before the bridge was build , there were two ways to get across the river Potengi: driving around the Northern bridge of Igapó or taking the ferry boat; The ponte the todos has a lenghts of appr. 1.8 km and its heighest point is about 56 mts, which allowsthe passage of large boats.

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