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Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge

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Carries  2 lanes
Other name(s)  Macau-Taipa Bridge
Total length  2,570 m
Longest span  1,213 m
Bridge type  Girder bridge
Crosses  Praia Grande Bay
Design  Girder bridge
Opened  5 October 1974
Body of water  Praia Grande
Location  Macau Peninsula, Macau
Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge
Locale  Macau Peninsula and Taipa
Official name  Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho
Address  Pte. Gov. Nobre de Carvalho, Macau
Similar  Amizade Bridge, Sai Van Bridge, Macau Peninsula, A‑Ma Temple, Praia Grande

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The Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge also known as the Macau-Taipa Bridge, is a dual-lane two-way bridge connecting Macau Peninsula near Casino Lisboa and the island of Taipa at the northern slope of Taipa Pequena (Small Taipa Hill) crossing the Baía da Praia Grande. It is the first bridge in Macau, to connect the peninsula and Taipa. It is locally known as "The Old Bridge" (Chinese: 舊大橋).

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Macau governador nobre de carvalho bridge


History

Construction started in June 1970, during Portuguese rule. With a length of 2,569.8 metres (8,431 ft) and a width of 9.2 metres (30 ft), it was open to traffic in October 1974. The middle of the bridge is raised, in the shape of a triangular arc, to allow vessels to pass through. The highest point of the bridge is 35 metres (115 ft) above sea level. It is named after José Manuel de Sousa e Faria Nobre de Carvalho, the Governor of Macau from November 25, 1966, to November 19, 1974. Due to the construction around Casino Lisboa, the bridge was temporarily closed in 2005. As of 2006, the bridge is open again, but only to buses and taxis.

Architecture

The bridge is meant to take the shape of a dragon, with Casino Lisboa representing the dragon's head, and Taipa Monument on Taipa Pequena the dragon's tail.

References

Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge Wikipedia


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