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Ponte Preta, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2020-08-08 by ian macdonald
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Ponte Preta, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


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Municipality

The municipality of Ponte Preta (1,750 inhabitants in 2010; 10,000 ha) is located 400 km north of Porto Alegre.

Ponte Preta was established around 1910, as Lajeado Grande. To connect the settlement with neighboring Souto Neto and Linha 7, a bridge was erected over river Jupirangava. For the sake of preservation, the wooden bridge was coated with tar; accordingly, its official name, 3 October Bridge, was soon superseded by Black Bridge ("ponte preta").
The municipality of Ponte Preta was established by Municipal Law No. 9,537 promulgated on 20 March 1992.

https://www.pontepreta.rs.gov.br/
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


Symbols

The flag of Ponte Preta is white with the municipal coat of arms.

Photos
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The coat of arms of Ponte Preta is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 4 promulgated on 7 January 1993.

Article 1.
Colors: Green, yellow, black, red and white.
Format: Coat of arms.
Crest: Surmounted by a black bridge ("ponte em preto").
A main lozenge [indeed, a rectangle] in the left part with a green-white-red flag, flanked by an open book surmounted by a wheat spike, inscribed "Educar para o Trabalho [Educate Through Work].
In the lower part, two animals representing cattle-breeding [a pig and a cow].
The shield surrounded by a maize plant and a soybean plant. Beneath the shield a red scroll inscribed with the municipality's date and name.

https://www.pontepreta.rs.gov.br/site/municipio/page?pagename=brasao
Municipal website

https://www.pontepreta.rs.gov.br/site/municipio/page?pagename=historia
Photos of the Black Bridge

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


 
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