The “Puente Colgante" is a viaduct from Santa Fe City, Argentina. The bridge through the Setúbal Lagoon, linking the West Coast and East avenues bordering both sides of the pond.
It is a symbol of the city, and has a long history that includes a near collapse and subsequent restoration after many years. Currently serves as a tourist attraction, and to communicate the city with the East Coast, the University City, etc.
Early 20th century, it was essential to hold a water service in a city that already had over 40 thousand people. In 1904-1905 the hardwood highway bridge was constructed for the purpose of enabling a step toward vehicular Rincon / Colastiné and also serve to bring water in pipes from there. But it could never be used because the 1905 flood dragged along with the railroad junction, located 150 meters downstream.
National authorities decided to construction the bridge in 1921. Rafael Marcial Candioti, president of the National Sanitary Works. Was commissioned to draw the plans that were used for the bridge tender in the 20s. These same planes were used in the recent reconstruction of the bridge.
The September 28, 1983 was a sad day for Santa Fe. Part the bridge fell then a terrible flood that had lasted many months. This part was sunk in the lagoon Setúbal and recovered in 1984. The recovered material was taken to the port city, where he remained in custody of the provincial government. Months later, this material was sold as scrap.
The reconstruction of the bridge was highly desired by most of the Santa Fe, as it had always been a pride for the city. Work began in April 2000 the company sought ICC Construcciones and largely respected the original structure of the 20s.
The bridge rebuilt, original elements preserved, integrating new and contrasting them, without breaking the visual unity of the work. The new antenna was built in the Esperanza city, by the company Ferma. He came to Santa Fe in late April 2001 and was fitted with a giant crane on July 6 of that year. It differs from the old antenna that lacks rivets, and its joints made by welding.