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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bridge Redinha - Fortress is named "Newton Navarro"


Redinha bridge
The bridge under construction
Photo: Ivanizio Ramos
After hearing opinions from members of the society, Governor Wilma de Faria signed a decree giving the name "Ponte de Todos - Newton Navarro" (Bridge of All - Newton Navarro) to the bridge Redinha - Fortress, under construction, which will link the beach of Fortress to the Redinha beach.

Newton Navarro (1928 - 1992) was an eminent artist, born and deceased in Natal. He was a painter, writer, poet, novelist; one of the most complete potiguar artists. His works were focused on his homeland, particularly the Potengi river.

At the time of this writing, the bridge was 60% concluded.
When finished, the bridge will be 1,800 meters long and 21 meters wide. It will connect two avenues: Café Filho, in the Southern bank, and João Medeiros, in the northern bank.
The structure frame is based on concrete columns and steel cables. The ships will pass under the bridge. The main platform will have rolling lanes, security lanes and pedestrian lanes.
There is a project for construction of a panoramic restaurant, hanging from the central point of the bridge.

Despite several delays in the original schedule, the bridge should be ready until the end of 2006.

3 Comments:

Blogger oldtownboys said...

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8:13 PM  
Blogger Sebastian said...

Hi,
meanwhile the bridge should already arrived across the river in Redinha. I'll have a look to my archive and post a photo of it, made in october.

What I miss in your article is the information that it's already the second bridge to Redinha.

The construction of a first smaller bridge was stopped before.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Issamu said...

Sebastian,
I really didn't know about this other bridge.
Today, December 2006, the bridge is still a few months away from being concluded.

3:17 AM  

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