Landmark n°1: Puente de los Carros (Bridge of Trams)

Posted in Hito 1. Puente de los Carros, and Tour III. La Chimba

Landmark n°1. Puente de los Carros (Bridge of Trams)

Landmark n°1. Puente de los Carros (Bridge of Trams)
Landmark n°1. Puente de los Carros (Bridge of Trams)

We begin our tour in this pedestrian bridge that connects us to La Chimba over the Mapocho River. Originally built of wood with iron clamps, it used to transport tram wagons for repair and maintenance in a large barn. In the beginning of the XXI century it began to be used as a meeting point for artists and musicians. The place that once housed the barns for streetcars maintenance is now the market La Vega Chica and the bridge became its main entrance.

Trivia
Out of the 41 bridges that cross the Mapocho River, Puente de Los Carros is one of the only four that have a metallic structure and is considered an emblematic icon.

Address
Between Av. Recoleta and Av. La Paz

Hours
Open every day but it closes at 10 pm for security reasons.

Services
Photography allowed.

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