Cuesta da Silva Viaduct

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Cuesta da Silva Viaduct
Viaducto Cuesta da Silva
San Felipe, Gran Canaria Island, Spain
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
394 foot span / 120 meter span
????, 2010

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Image by Guillermo Vega.


One of the highest concrete beam bridges in Spain, the Cuesta da Silva Viaduct has a central pier of 348 feet (106 mtrs). Curving above the rugged coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the span is one of two high bridges on the island of Gran Canaria. The other is the beautiful Guiniguada Viaduct near San José Artesano. Also planned for Gran Canaria Island is the Tenoya Viaduct - a concrete beam bridge that will rise 364 feet (111 meters) above the ground near the town of the same name. Though not as high as the three previous bridges at 230 feet (70 mtrs), a unique cable stayed bridge is planned near the town of Teror, higher up on the slope of a Gran Canaria volcano.

A second parallel Cuesta da Silva Viaduct will be completed by the end of 2010 to turn the previous 2-lane carretera Santa María de Guía - El Pagador into a fully divided 4-lane highway capable of handling the increase in traffic.


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Image by hippitywippity.


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Image by Yonathan Santana Rodriguez.


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Cuesta da Silva Viaduct satellite image.

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