Trip Planner: South America / Brazil / State of Santa Catarina / Florianopolis / Hercilio Luz Bridge
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.
Tours to Hercilio Luz Bridge
Small-Group Northern and Downtown Florianopolis City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $110
Duration: 6 hours
Guided Floripa All day City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 8 hours
Hercilio Luz Bridge Reviews
Uma grande ponte com belas vistas ao seu redor. Cartão postal da ilha. Mas uma obra grandiosa que nunca termina more »A large bridge with beautiful views around it. Postcard from the island. But a grand masterpiece that never ends
Inativa há anos, está passando por reforma e logo estará disponível para um passeio. No mercado é possível comprar lembranças de miniatura da ponte. Foi construída para ligar a ilha ao continente e fo... more »Inactive for years, is undergoing renovation and will soon be available for a ride. In the market it is possible to buy miniature souvenirs from the bridge. It was built to connect the island to the continent and was inaugurated in 1926. If you are going to take the city tour, the photo stop will be included and the Guide tells you the story of its construction.
Postcard of Florianopolis and historical reference.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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