Laguna Garzon Bridge is a recently completed ring-shaped bridge designed by New York-based Rafael Viñoly Architects. The concrete bridge, which spans a lagoon located on Uruguay's southern coast, replaces a raft crossing connecting the cities of Rocha and Maldonado. The structure splits two lanes of traffic and frames a circle of water where people can enjoy the views, swim, or fish. It has pedestrian walkways on both sides and is expected to carry 1,000 cars per day.
The concept of the Puente Laguna Garzon was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views to an amazing landscape, and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the centre.+