Juan Pablo II Bridge
bridge_name= Juan Pablo II Bridge
caption= Juan Pablo II Bridge, view from Concepcion
also_known_as= Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) (Since 1974 To 1987)
locale= Concepcion &
Talcahuano, Greater Concepciónand San Pedro de la Paz, Greater Concepción
length= 2.310 m. (7.578 ft)
width= 21.9 m.
open= April, 1974
long= The Juan Pablo II Bridge, also known as Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge"), is a bridge in
Chileconnecting Concepción and Talcahuanowith San Pedro de la Paz, through the Biobío River. Since completion in 1974 it has remained the longest bridge in the country.
The bridge was designed by E.W.H. Gifford & Partners from
England. It is 2.310 m. (7.578 ft) in length. It is formed by 70 parts of 33 m. each one and with a width of 21.9 m. (including 2 passerby corridors of 1.6 m.)
When the bridge was finished in 1974, it had no official name,. People began calling it "Puente Nuevo" ("New Bridge"), as it was the second bridge across the Biobío River after "Puente Viejo" ("Old Bridge"), now closed. When
Pope John Paul IIvisited Concepción the bridge was named after him as a tribute.
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