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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Bridges in Colombia

Cesar Gaviria Trujillo Bridge Pereira, Colombia

The bridge was finished in 1997, it is 700 mts long and the columns are 96 and 105 mts tall.



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Peldar Bridge Medellin, Colombia



Aguacatala Bridge Medellin, Colombia



Bridge at the "Coffee Highway" -In construction - Pereira,Colombia





Barrancabermeja-Yondo Bridge Over the Magdalena River



Puente de Occidente "Western Bridge"
It's an impressively engineered single-lane suspension bridge built between 1887-1895.



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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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Aguacatala Bridge Medellin

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Puente de Occidente "Western Bridge"
It's an impressively engineered single-lane suspension bridge built between 1887-1895.

Very beautiful bridge
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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #4
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Unas fotos del viaducto







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Old July 23rd, 2009, 05:58 PM   #5
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Viaductos La Estampilla

254 mts long and 78 mts tall.









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u/c bridge in coffee highway is excellent
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GREAT LOOKING BRIDGES.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #8
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Some New pictures of the "Puente de Occidente"
Taken by me las Friday

Built between 1887-1895.











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muy buenos, no pensaba que me iba a encontrar con algo así
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Wonderful bridges...
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Is the Puente de Occidente controlled by traffic lights, or is it "self regulating"?
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100 Dollars for Colombia's Highest Bridge

Hi Everyone!

I am looking for a bridge in a remote part of Colombia that is reported to be over 200 meters high as measured from the deck to the water. This would make it the highest bridge span in South or Central America. The information was given to me by a major bungee jump equipment supplier in Pennsylvania who was there about 10 years ago.

Since I have reached so many frustrating dead ends with neither Colombian bridge engineers nor any posts on the internet knowing of such a span, I will pay 100 dollars to anyone who can come up with a location, name or images of this bridge span that I will then include on my website www.HighestBridges.com.

The information from the bungee jumper and equipment supplier from Pennsylvania was as follows:

"The bridge in Colombia was 216 meters / 710 feet to the water. The locals reported that the water was almost at peak depth. During dry periods, the water level could drop as much as 50 ft. The bridge is extremely remote - around 100 miles up into the Andes Mountains. The closest populated town might have been 75 miles from there. It's very close to mountain coca fields in a drug cartel area.

The bridge was funded by the U.S. government along with a police station to help the Federales fight and gain access to coca growers but was abandoned after the police station was assaulted by the guerrillas who murdered the Feds and the area was never manned again. I never knew the name of the bridge nor could I ever find it without a guide.

We were actually visited on the bridge by two guerrillas in military fatigues with automatic assault weapons the day that photo was taken. They were obviously watching us from a hidden location in the hills. When they approached, they wanted to be sure we were jumping and not law officers posing as jumpers. They demanded that everyone in our group perform a jump as they waited and watched. Once convinced that we were indeed crazy bungee jumpers, we were left to do our business in peace. I can't say exactly where the 700 footer is. It was well into the mountains, probably three or four hours drive west or east of Bogota. Several times we had to cut through vegetation on the abandoned dirt road. I've lost contact with the Colombian crew we jumped with."

The Pennsylvania jumper also told me he recalls the bridge was likely a concrete beam bridge with a span of around 100 meters over a very deep chasm. Of the more then 400 bridges in the world I have discovered, this one has become the most elusive and difficult to find - almost like a legendary lost city of gold. If any bridge fans in Colombia can find this span, it is sure to become the bridge find of the year and will earn its place among the world's 50 highest bridges. If the bridge exists, I would finally come down to Colombia to see for myself one of the world's more dangerous bridge spans.

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Eric Sakowski
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