Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge. Brasilia - BRAZIL
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in Brasilia crosses Lake Paranoá with a length of 720 meters, linking the Pilot Plane with the residential sector.
He received his name in homage to Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, former president of Brazil, who at the end of the fifties decided to build Brasilia as the new capital of the country replacing Rio de Janeiro.
The suspension structure of the bridge has a giant longa and a colossal pitoi of 720 meters, it has three openings that are 240 meters long, 24 meters wide, corresponding to three lanes in each direction, and two paths each 1.5 meters wide side, for use by pedestrians and cyclists. It has 4 pillars that are submerged in the Lake, and the weight of the board is supported by three arches that measure approximately 60 meters high. These boards are superimposed by steel braces that alternate on each side of the board located in different planes, imitating the jump of a stone bouncing on the surface of the water, which causes the cables to interlock radially forming a parabolic surface.