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Viaduto do Chá
Sao Paulo
Foi o primeiro viaduto de São Paulo. Tem esse nome porque havia nas proximidades uma extensa plantação de chá da Índia. Com estrutura metálica vinda da Alemanha, o viaduto foi inaugurado com uma grande festa em 1892. Liga a rua Direita (Centro Velho) com a rua do Chá, atual rua Barão de Itapetininga (Centro Novo).

Em 1938, o velho viaduto com assoalho de madeira foi demolido, dando lugar a outro de concreto armado, com o dobro de largura. Durante muitos anos o Viaduto do Chá foi o principal cartão postal da cidade.

The first viaduct built in São Paulo, it was named Viaduto do Chá (Tea Viaduct) because it was near a large tea crop. Built with metal structure brought from Germany, a great party was held in its opening, in 1892. It links Rua Direita (old downtown) with Rua do Chá, now Rua Barão de Itapetininga (new downtown).

In 1938, the former viaduct made of wooden ground was demolished, and a new one, made of concrete floor was built, twice wider. For many years, Viaduto do Chá has been the city's main postcard.

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