Polanco Lift, Valparaiso

Polanco Lift, Valparaiso

Information about Polanco Lift, Valparaiso

Direccion: Almirante Simpson 152, Valparaíso - See on the Map

Was installed in 1915 by the company Easton Lift Co. Ltd., according to engineers design and construction Federico Page. It is located between 20 and 80 meters above sea level. Their tracks have a length of 60 meters in vertical form. His posting is 50 seconds, providing Simpsons street plan of the city with the hill Polanco.

This elevator, municipal, have characteristics that differentiate it from the rest of the lifts because they are not clinging to the slope of the hill, but is preceded by a small tunnel slope of 57 meters, which reaches its base, from which rises 60 meters into a vertical tower, with access to two seasons. The first communicates with a middle sector of the hill and the second with the upper part, by a bridge 48 meters long, which is an urban viewpoint.

This lift was the first National Monument, and one that reaches greater heights.

It was declared a National Monument in 1976

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