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" BRAZIL: The Century Bridge"
To end the year 2008, walking along the waterfront in
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, I came upon a fact of great relevance.
I noted, with great admiration, that iron bridge had completed
one hundred years in perfect condition. Don't know if, during
this period, he received the appropriate conservation tract.
I think not. I think the excellent quality of this "masterpiece" is
that makes resist time. Its columns lifted from Riverbed, perfectly
aligned with accuracy, were built with granite blocks "gold
honey", composing as a jewel. Signaled already in those
times the region's economic vocation for the exploration of one
of our riches: the Granites in its soil and subsoil. Its structure
of iron with vertical and diagonal columns in addition to its
equilibrium bows at the top, everything installed, impress by
millimeters accuracy. It’ s a show!
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