Puente Transbordador

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South America, Argentina, Buenos Aires

Puente Transbordador (also known as Buenos Aires Transporter Bridge, Puente Transbordador de La Boca Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda, Antiguo Puente Nicolás Avellaneda or Transbordador del Riachuelo ) is a transporter bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it was completed in 1914. The bridge was in use until 1960 and may be preserved as a historical monument in the future. The transporter bridge was the first link to connect Buenos Aires with the outskirts on the other side of the Riachuelo River. The bridge links the Avenida La Plata in the neighbourhood Island Maciel of Dock Sud with Avenida Almirante Brown in the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The name of the bridge refers to Nicolás Avellaneda, a former president of Argentina, who also gave the name to the Avellaneda Partido on the right bank of the river. The platform of the transporter bridge measured 8 by 12 meters and could be operated from a control stand on itself or from the machine house. It was designed to carry pedestrians, carts, cars and trams.