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Puente De Occidente, Antioquia Colombia
Colombia

El Puente de Occidente, denominado así por estar localizado en el Occidente Antioqueño, es un puente colgante colombiano que comunica los municipios de Olaya y Santa Fe de Antioquia, al oriente y occidente del Río Cauca, respectivamente. En su momento fue considerado el séptimo puente colgante más importante en todo el mundo.1

Si bien hoy en día existen otros puentes colgantes en América del Sur mucho más largos, originalmente el Puente de Occidente era el más largo de todo el subcontinente en su tipo, y es alli donde radica la importancia histórica y cultural del puente, siendo en su momento pieza clave en el desarrollo de la región y el país. La obra es fiel testimonio, además, de la extraordinaria visión vanguardista de su diseñador, el ingeniro José María Villa, así como del más avanzado quehacer técnico y cientifico de la época.1 Fue declarado Monumento Nacional de Colombia el 26 de noviembre de 1978.2

Fuente y mas info: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puente_de_Occidente

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