Puerto Madero seen from the air, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Flying from Ezeiza (Ministro Pistarini International Airport, code EZE), see an earial view of Puerto Madero barrio of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, South America. Spanning dock 3 (dique 3), the cable-stayed Puente de la Mujer ("Woman's Bridge" at center, bright white) is a swinging footbridge in newly developed Puerto Madero commercial district of central Buenos Aires. The single mast (cantilever spar) suspends part of the bridge with cables and rotates 90 degrees to allow water traffic to pass. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the bridge was built 1998-2001 in the Puerto Madero Waterfront along the Río de la Plata. The Río de la Plata ("River of Silver," called River Plate in British English or Plata River otherwise) is the tidal estuary confluence of Uruguay River and Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. Its funnel shape indents the southeast coast of South America by 290 km (180 miles). Some geographers consider the Río de la Plata to be a gulf or marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, while others consider it the widest river in the world, up to 220 kilometres (140 mi) wide.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download