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Isla Teja

Isla Teja is an island in the city of Valdivia, Chile surrounded by three rivers Cau-Cau River to the north Cruces River to the west and Valdivia River to the sout east. Initially it was outside the proper city, but with the arrival of the German immigrants many of them settled there and in 1939 Pedro de Valdivia Bridge was built to directly connect downtown Valdivia with the island. Large areas of the island adjoining Cruces River where permanently flooded due to the Great Chilean Earthquake.

The island holds the main campus of Universidad Austral de Chile and since Rio Cruces Bridge was built in 1987 it became the main route to the neighboring areas of Niebla, Corral and Mancera Island.

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