Photographer's Note

This is a beautiful and an interesting bridge. The Woman's Bridge or "Puente de la Mujer" in Spanish is a footbridge in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It spans dike No.3. It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge, but somewhat unique in its asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage the far end comes to a resting point on a stabilizing pylon.

The bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava and is similar to his Puente del Alamillo and Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, Redding, California, but with a forward, rather than a reverse angled cantilever, as is seen in those bridges. Started in 1998, it was completed on December 20, 2001.

My wife and I walked around the area from 9:00AM to 1:00PM but had no luck of observing the bridge swing open to water traffic. We had our lunch facing this bridge.

A supplemental photo of the bridge is shown in the Supplemental Photo

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