Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianopolis

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Linking the island with the mainland, Hercilio Luz Bridge is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. The towers that support the bridge rise 74 m (243 ft) above sea level. You may notice slight changes in height as you cross the bridge by car or bus, this is because the truss supporting the roadway is above the roadway itself joining with the cable below and causing slight differences in height along the way. The bridge’s designer, Hercilio Luz, passed away before seeing its completion in 1926.

the bridge's name was originally planned to be “Independence Bridge,” a fitting tribute as all the materials were  brought from the United States. However, the name was changed to pay homage to the bridge’s deceased designer. Using our custom trip planner, Florianopolis attractions like Hercilio Luz Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you look at Florianopolis, then this is what you will find; pictures of this iconic bridge. Talking to the locals, you will hear that the bridge has been under renovation for many years...  more »
  • The bridge is in the process (2018) of being deconstructed. This project is expected to last ten years, and won't be complete until 2028. At time of writing the suspension cables had been removed and....  more »
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  • Postcard of Florianopolis and historical reference. It has a beautiful look during the day and at night. These are different experiences. It has leisure and gastronomy options on both sides of the bridge. Enjoy your stay on the island of Santa Catarina.
  • It’s a must to see in Floripa!!
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