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Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

This audacious and awarded bridge over Paranoá Lake was inaugurated on Dec. 15th, 2002, in Brasília. The project impresses by its functionality and monumental architecture, a hallmark of the Brazilian engineering. With three archs inspired by the movement of a bouncing stone thrown across the surface of a lake, the work is integrated into the architectural vision of Brasília, allying beauty and innovation. The chosen structural form is composed of three archs that prop, by the means of steel stays, the three segments with a span of 240m each. The fact that the archs fit the piers diagonally has generated tridimensional tensions on the foundation, which amounted to the necessity of digging deep into the most stable layers of the heterogeneous soil of Brasília and also building a large foundation. The bridge is an accomplishment of the architect Alexandre Chan, with engineering conducted by Via Dragados and José Celso Contigo.
© Ministério dos Transportes. Secretaria Executiva. Banco de Informações dos Transportes

Photo taken at 08:08pm on May 19th, 2007. No special effect filter or photoshop filter applied, just slight levels adjustment.

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
19/5/2007 20:08:26
Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 20
Av (Aperture Value): 22.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 24.0 - 70.0 mm
Focal Length: 60.0 mm
Image Quality: RAW
White Balance Mode: Auto
AF Mode: Manual focusing
Picture Style: Standard
Noise Reduction: Off
Drive Mode: Continuous shooting

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