Presidente Ibáñez Bridge
History and museums
The Presidente Ibáñez Bridge (Spanish: Puente Presidente Ibáñez) is a single-span suspension bridge that crosses the Aysén River. It is located in Puerto Aysén, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile. The bridge was declared a National Monument of Chile in 2002.
The works on the bridge began in 1961, during the government of President Jorge Alessandri, and were completed five years later during the government of Eduardo Frei Montalva, in 1966.
The bridge has two 25-meter-high metal towers, which rest on reinforced concrete bases. It also features 8 steel suspension cables and 22 vertical suspender rods on each side. The bridge carries Chile Route 240.