One of the most famous tourist attractions in Manaus, in Amazonas-Brazil, is the Ponte Jornalista Phelippe Daou, over the Rio Negro, which is almost 3.6 kilometres long. It connects the capital with the municipalities of the metropolitan region and was inaugurated on 24 October 2011, during the city's anniversary. The bridge was built in the areas called Ponta do Ouvidor, located in the Compensa neighbourhood, on the Manaus side, and Ponta do Pepeta, in Iranduba. In the end, the bridge was 3,595 metres long, being considered the largest cable-stayed bridge (type of bridge with several cables attached to the pillars, usually in symmetry, to hold a section attached to the pillar) in Brazil, with 400 metres of section suspended by cables in the central span. The work was renamed 'Ponte Jornalista Phelippe Daou' with State Decree No. 37,646 of 21 February 2017, signed by the former governor of Amazonas, José Melo. The recognition is due to the work of journalist Phelippe Daou in publicising and defending the interests of the Amazon, through the Rede Amazônica Group, a regional conglomerate of which he was one of the founders.
Source: Amazon Agency