Breathtaking Bridge “Oliveira” in Brazil
To be more precise, “Octavio Frias de Oliveira”; it is the only bridge in the world, whose support is built in the form of the letter “X”. Its main function is to support the two intersecting roads. The height of one is 12 meters above the water level, the second - 24 meters. The bridge is only 290 meters, which prevents it from being one of the most splendid in the world. The height of the support is equal to 138 meters, the width at the base is 76 meters, and at the highest point it is reduced by half - to 35.4 meters.
Construction of the bridge began in 2006. X-shaped support was constructed first, and then the road was “suspended” with the use of 144 steel cables. The final stage of the work was the connection of cables to the places of entrance and exit from the bridge. In May 2008, the bridge was inaugurated, and the installation of LEDs on the ropes ended in December of that year. Because of this, the bridge began to sparkle with new colors pleasing the eye not only during the day but at night.