Puente de la Unidad

Puente de la Unidad or Viaducto de la Unidad is a cable-stayed bridge designed by Óscar Bulnes that crosses the Santa Catarina River and connects the cities of Monterrey and San Pedro Garza García in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. It is part of a circuit called "Circuito La Unidad", which would consist of the interconnection of a series of Avenues.

History

It was finished in 2003 and has been controversial even before its completion because the river it crosses is dry almost all year long, and the cost of building this 4 lane cable-stayed bridge would be the same as for building a 6 lane conventional bridge. Frequently it was argued that the costly bridge would aid a relative few, versus spending the money for the rapid transit system of Metrorrey.

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  • Puente atirantado, as it is called by the locals, at night, during September festivities adorned with the colors of the Mexican flag.

  • Photo taken from underneath one of the bridge's cables.

  • The interior of the tower that holds the cables.

  • The bridge seen from one of its ends (photo taken from Avenue Humberto Lobo in the San Pedro Garza García side).

  • Shot of the northern side the lanes elevate to the Cerro de las Mitras, crossing over to the neighborhoods of San Jerónimo and Cumbres.

  • The photo shows in the background La Huasteca National Park.

  • Puente Atirantado seen from its lanes. In the background, La m can be seen on top of the Sierra Madre Oriental

  • Viaducto de la Unidad, Monterrey

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