Black Bridge

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Torres Del Paine, Chile
Black Bridge - Rio Paine from the bridge
Black Bridge - Black Bridge with Torres behind
Black Bridge - Condor in flight
Black Bridge - The Black Bridge

Black Bridge Torres Del Paine Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
534 reviews
The Black Bridge Nov 07, 2016
This disused wood and black iron bridge was built by a British engineer many decades ago, and was in use until 2012. It is very narrow – deliberately so – in order that the ranchers could count their cattle as they crossed the bridge no more than two abreast. On our hotel’s website you can see an old photo of a car crossing the bridge (, giving a sense of just how tight it was for those early visitors to the park. Today there is a newer bridge right alongside it which, while it may be stronger and wider, is certainly uglier.

From this spot we had great views of the Torres del Paine and the rest of the Paine Massif. We were also lucky enough to see a condor wheeling overhead, and after some considerable effort chasing it with my zoom I even caught it on camera!

While this isn't a 'must see'spot in the park, compared with others, it's definitely worth a stop if in the area, for its history AND its views.
The Black Bridge
Black Bridge with Torres behind
Rio Paine from the bridge
Condor in flight
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Toonsarah says:
I think they recognise the history here Jo, thankfully
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
Jo104 says:
great that they have kept the old narrow bridge notmally the mentality is tear it down to rebuild
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
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