Sunday, May 23, 2010

Venezuela - General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge 拉斐爾烏達內塔元帥大橋


Stamp Issue : 1963-08-24 

General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge is located at the outlet Lake Maracaibo, in western Venezuela. The bridge connects Maracaibo with much of the rest of the country. It is named after General Rafael Urdaneta, a Venezuelan hero in the War of Independence. The bridge made of reinforced and prestressed concrete, the cable-stayed bridge spans 8,678 meters from shore to shore. The five main spans are each 235 meters long. They are supported from 92 meter tall towers, and provide 46 meter clearance to the water below. The bridge carries only vehicles.
It was built in 1958 and opened on 25 August 1962.


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