The San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge
, is a long cable-stayed bridge
that crosses the Paraná River
between the cities of Posadas
, capital of Misiones Province
and Encarnación, Paraguay
, capital of the Paraguayan
department of Itapúa
. The main bridge is long and the approaching viaduct is long.
The bridge was first projected in 1977 through an agreement between the governments of Argentina and Paraguay, as a compensation to Paraguay for the flooding of part of its territory by the Yacyretá Dam. Its construction began in 1981 and was planned to last three years, but was finished only in 1990.