Ruta 26 (Uruguay)

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Ruta 26 in Uruguay
General Leandro Gomez
Ruta 26 (Uruguay)
Course of the R 26
Basic data
Operator: Ministerio de Transporte
y Obras Públicas
Start of the street: Paysandú
( 32 ° 5 ′  S , 57 ° 51 ′  W )
End of street: Río Branco
( 32 ° 34 ′  S , 53 ° 23 ′  W )
Overall length: 398 km

Departments :

Río Queguay Chico 01.JPG

The Ruta 26, General Leandro Gómez is a street in Uruguay .

It runs in the north of the country from west to east mainly through the departments of Paysandú , Tacuarembó and Cerro Largo . It is one of the few national roads that do not at least lead into the immediate vicinity of the capital Montevideo .

It begins north of the city of Paysandú as a junction from Ruta 3, which runs further north . For a few kilometers on its way to the next larger city Tacuarembó, it also touches the territory of the Salto department . She crosses the Río Negro . This crossing was made over Uruguay's longest road bridge at 962 meters at Paso Aguiar . Finally, it leads through Melo and Río Branco before it ends in the seaside resort of Lago Merín .

Its name can be traced back to the resistance fighter General Leandro Gómez .

Individual evidence

  1. Prof. Ulises Rubens Grub : Atlas geografico de la República Oriental del Uruguay, Montevideo 1980, p. 38