The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is unique in the form that it is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by only one concrete mask.
The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is unique in the form that it is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by only one concrete mask.
Speaking of the architectural landmarks of Brazil, the first thing that comes to mind - it's Christ the Redeemer statue towering over Rio. The second largest building, which is the national pride of the country - a grand stayed bridge Octavio Frias Oliveira, named after a popular local newspaper publisher who influenced to a large extent on the whole social life of Sao Paulo, which actually is a magnificent bridge.

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city. It is named after Octavio Frias de Oliveira. The bridge deck is unusual due to its form, which is similar to an "X", crossing at the tower. The "X" is 76 meters wide at its base and 35.4 meters wide at the top.

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It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast. The two curved tracks, one at an elevation of 12 meters and the other at an elevation of 24 meters, have approximate lengths of 900 meters each. At the end of December lights are put up on the cables and illuminated to create color effects like those on a Christmas tree. The bridge is also lit up on special occasions during the year and is often used for automobile advertisements on television.
The bridge has been attacked by vandals on several occasions. In 2011, thieves stole 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of wire, worth R$ 200,000 (US$ 117,000). Later in August, vandals broke in the bridge's control room and destroyed the panels. On January 9, 2012, vandals stole 94 of the 142 searchlights of the bridge. It will take 90 days and R$ 1,000,000 (US$ 590,000) to completely re-establish the lighting system. Via 1 2

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
Philips Provided a innovative lighting system for The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge that uses LED lighting. The new technology adopted uses 53% less energy than traditional lighting systems. It will also reduce maintenance costs and help with road safety.
Philips Provided a innovative lighting system for The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge that uses LED lighting. The new technology adopted uses 53% less energy than traditional lighting systems. It will also reduce maintenance costs and help with road safety.  Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil During the Holiday seasons the Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is lit up as a Christmas tree that creates many illuminated effects.
During the Holiday seasons the Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is lit up as a Christmas tree that creates many illuminated effects. Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
It took 450 workers to build The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge over a span of five years. From the year 2003 until the date it opened in May, 2008.
It took 450 workers to build The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge over a span of five years. From the year 2003 until the date it opened in May, 2008. Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
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The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
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The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in São Paulo¸ Brazil
The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.
Photo — Link

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