Photographer's Note

La Boca has two bridges, a few meters from each other, with the same name, Nicolas Avellaneda, being more interesting the old Transporter bridge

About The Bridge
The peculiarity of the Boca, Nicolás Avellaneda Bridge, is being the only one in the world that exists but does not work...

The bridge was a "hanging bridge “as it is also described, It is a ferry, a sort of boat or car hanging that transports people, goods and even vehicles supported by a large iron structure, through a system of wires and pulleys, holds and moves, with the help of a motor
What reminds of the old cabin is well seen above the trees
Between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were built about 20 transporter Bridges in the world. Of those, only eight are active, among which stand out the Chamonix, in France, the Mount Ulia, in San Sebastian and the famous Spanish Aerocar in operation since 1916 in Niagara Falls, Canada, that owes its funny name to his constructor, a Spanish company

The National State authorized Southern Railway Company to build a new Terminal Station on the grounds of "Yellow House" in the neighborhood of La Boca. In return, asked the company to build a bridge over the Riachuelo, which would be part of the Port of Buenos Aires.
The company began the construction of a Transporter bridge in September 1908, which function was to transport vehicles and people from Buenos Aires to Maciel Island. it was opened on May 4, 1914 with the name of Nicolas Avellaneda Bridge.
It ended operating in 1960 due to lack of public he received, since the construction of the new bridge Nicolás Avellaneda which was built in the 1940s, being baptized with the same name as the first one, probably
because it was replacing its functions.

Note: Mariusz said there is also one working bridge at Middlesbrough , where he lives

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