The interesting things about Ponte Rio-Niteroi are the things that can be seen from the bridge.
Ponte means bridge in Portuguese. Today I rode a bus from Niteroi to Rio. It is an experience I don't normally take advantage of, but at least it is air conditioned, and you can see the sights. It will be awhile before I do...
During my stay in Brazil I had to visit a shipyard in Niteroi to check on some engineering work and was lucky enough to be able to visit quite a few of the restaurants and Bars. As Niteroi is not on the normal tourists route it is lovely to visit some of the natural ways of life in a Brazilian...
The Ponte Rio-Niteroi is a bridge that connects Rio de Janeiro and Niterio by crossing the Guanabara bay. It is about 8 miles long. You can get nice views of the bridge from many of the usual suspect vantage points (Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa, etc).
When it was first conceived, it intended to save a 100 km journey between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro. It was finally opened in 1974.
On Sunday evening, if you cross the bridge from Niteroi to Rio, you will be blocked by a heavy traffic.
The bridge itself is not very attractive. But it is worth going to Niteroi for...