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Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge
  • Official name: Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge
  • Alternative names:Ponte Estaiadas OctavioFrias de Oliveira, Pontes Estaiadas Agua Espraiada , Complexo Viário Real Parque ,Ponte Estaiada Jornalista Roberto Marinho
  • Crosses: Pinheiros River
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design: cable-stayed bridge
  • Total length: 1,600 meters (5,200 ft)
  • Height: 138 meters (453 ft) (tower)
  • Construction end: May 2008
  • Opened: 2008-05-10
  • Price of construction: $456 million
  • Coordinates 23.61275°S 46.699239°W



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Innovation in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil, just down the coast
from Rio de Janeiro, is known for its
extravagance. It's a cosmopolitan city,
with a flourishing nightlife and a lively
arts scene. It's also Brazil's financial
hub -- home to some of the wealthiest
people in the country. Because of these
qualities, it's not surprising that the
paulistanos (São Paulo inhabitants)
designed and built one of the most
unique bridges in the world.