Nicolas Avellaneda Ferry Bridge and Bridge

Barrio La Boca. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Barrio La Boca. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The ferry bridge (the brown structure located in front), was inaugurated in May 31, 1914, in La Boca neighborhood, and it was in use until the 60s. The structure did not hold a bridge itself, but a pendant ferry platform, which allowed the transport of pedestrians, cars, motor vehicles or trams between two avenues.

Although, a new bridge was constructed (orange structure, located behind) and inaugurated in October 5, 1940, the public opinion requested to keep the old ferry bridge for its historical and social value, as well for its symbolic and monumental significance to the neighborhood of La Boca and the City of Buenos Aires.

Both were named in homage to the ex President Nicolas Avellaneda.

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