Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek Brasilia
Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek Brasilia - Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge commonly called Ponte JK, is a steel and concrete
arch bridge across Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. It connects the eastern
shore of the lake – where Lago Sul, Paranoá and Brasília International Airport are located – to Brasília's city center, via the Monumental
Axis. Opened to traffic on December 15, 2002, its distinctive silhouette quickly became
a Brasília landmark.The bridge is named after President
Juscelino Kubitschek, who served from 1956 to 1961, and is generally considered
the main figure supporting the construction of the planned city of Brasília. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde.