By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The presidents of Paraguay and Brazil, Mario Abdo and Jair Bolsonaro, inaugurated this Friday, 10th, the construction of a second bridge over the Paraná River, which will unite the border towns of Foz do Iguaçu and Presidente Franco.

This physical connection aims to unburden the flow on the Amizade bridge, which joins Foz and Ciudad del Este seven kilometers across the water, officially inaugurated in 1965.

The work schedule establishes that the physical connection, 760 meters in length and 164 in height on its main pillar, will be up and running within three years.

It is financed by the Itaipu hydroelectric dam – shared by the two countries.

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