Fragata Presidente Sarmiento, first Argentine Navy training ship 1898, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Moored at Dock 3 (Dique 3) in Puerto Madero barrio of Buenos Aires, Fragata Presidente Sarmiento is the first training ship of the Argentine Navy and was named after the seventh President of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Built in 1896, it trained Argentine marines on 39 trips around the globe from 1898 to 1939, remaining active until 1961. Fragata Sarmiento was declared a National Historic Monument in 1962 and since 1964 has been a public museum. Spanning dock 3 (dique 3), the cable-stayed Puente de la Mujer ("Woman's Bridge") is a swinging footbridge in newly developed Puerto Madero commercial district of central Buenos Aires, in Argentina, South America. 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 area along the Río de la Plata. The Río de la Plata ("River of Silver," called River Plate in British English or Plata River elsewhere) 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