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Puente Angostura, or Angostura Bridge, is a remarkable piece of engineering located in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. As one of the country’s most significant bridges, it offers a breathtaking view of the Orinoco River below.

History of Puente Angostura

Opened to the public in 1967, Puente Angostura was the first bridge across the Orinoco River. Named after the city’s old name, Angostura, it was for over four decades, the longest bridge in Venezuela until it was surpassed by the Orinoco Bridge in 2006.

How to Get There

The bridge is located in Ciudad Bolívar and can be reached by local buses, taxis, or private vehicles from anywhere in the city. It also connects Ciudad Bolívar with Soledad on the other side of the Orinoco River.

List of Attractions

  • A walk across the bridge offers a beautiful panorama of the Orinoco River
  • The structural design that makes it a marvel of engineering
  • Watching the sunset over the river from the bridge
  • Proximity to the historical city of Ciudad Bolívar

Ticket Information

There is no entrance fee to walk or drive across Puente Angostura. It’s open to the public all year round.

Tips for Visiting

  • Ensure safety precautions while walking on the bridge due to the heavy vehicular traffic
  • Avoid crossing the bridge on foot at night
  • Capture the panoramic view of the Orinoco river during sunrise or sunset
  • Keep valuables secure as it can get windy on the bridge

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