Puente de la Mujer Buenos Aires Reviews
Puente de la Mujer - (Woman Bridge) Apr 01, 2010
Puerto Madero is one of my favourite places in Buenos Aires. It is a very nice place to walk along the water or just sit and relax and enjoy the day.
It is here at Puerto Madero that you will view the pedestrian bridge "Puente de la Mujer". It is an awesome and interesting structure. When I saw it for the first time I couldn't figure out what exactly it represented. Then I was told it represents a woman...ok??!!!
This pedestrian bridge is the first work by Valencian architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava in Latin America.
It has 160 meters long and 6 meters wide. It's metallic mast raises 39 meters. The bridge (of an estimated weight of 800 tons) is prepared to move every time a ship needs to pass through. Its turn mechanism is one of the biggest of the world, with 20 electric engines in its main axis, which are commanded by a computer.
The work (donated to the city by a businessman) was built in Spain and moved in parts to Buenos Aires in many shipments.It was assembled here in 2001.
The artistic profile of the work is interpreted by the author as the figure of a couple dancing tango, where the white mast represents the man, and the curved silhouette of the bridge represents the woman.
It is really something to see and if you have enough time in Buenos Aires go down to Puerto Madero and have a look.
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