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General Belgrano Bridge


The General Manuel Belgrano Bridge is a road bridge that joins the Argentine cities of Corrientes (capital of the Corrientes Province in the Mesopotamia) and Resistencia (capital of Chaco) over the course of the Parana River (near the confluence with the Paraguay River). It was opened in May 10, 1973.

The bridge joins Corrientes' Provincial Route 12 with Chaco's Provincial Routes 11 and 16. The main part of the bridge measures in length and stands at over the river, with cable-stayed section with spans + + . It has two A-shaped main towers that are high. The road is wide and has two lanes, plus two lateral pedestrian ways, each wide.

In 1999 the province of Corrientes was in the midst of a popular uprising, with protestors asking for the resignation of the provincial government. On 1999-12-17 the traffic over the bridge was blocked by demonstrators. The Gendarmerie intervened to suppress the protest, and killed two people. As of 2006 the investigations about the responsibility for these killings are still in progress.

References

Monografias.com, Provincia de Corrientes.

Corrientes Noticias, 10 February 2006. A seis anos de la represion en el Puente General Manuel Belgrano.
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