Wednesday, 7th September 2005 by Alex Turnbull
This is the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects Rio de Janeiro with Niterói in Brazil. Built between 1969 and 1974, this gargantuan structure is over 13 kilometres long (8.25 miles) and is a record holder for the size of it’s central space – the highest in the world at 72 metres (Wikipedia page).
The bridge carries approximately 230,000 vehicles each day, and you can see the large queue of cars waiting to pay their toll in Niterói (and also a very cool spaghetti junction awaiting them on the other side).
Thanks to Fabiano Limeira, Thiago M. F., Halio Freitas, Wilson Baptista Junior, Abrico Panaro and Rob Marshall.