Brazil: New horizons as city makes connections that could tear Amazon apart

Guardian: The dog licking itself lazily on the hot red earth is lying on a road that within months will make a huge leap across the Amazon, forming a ramp up to a bridge that will symbolise the surging development at the heart of the world's greatest rainforest. The first bridge on the world's largest river system will open in November, replacing the chugging ferries that plough through the dark water below. The 3.5km-long structure spanning the Amazon's major tributary, the Rio Negro, will ......

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