The Vasco da Gama Bridge : Lisbon – Portugal

“The Vasco da Gama Bridge in Portugal is officially recognised as the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), measuring an impressive 10.7 miles in length. Just north of the Portuguese capitol of Lisbon, the bridge crosses the Tagus River and expands to six lanes of public highway. ” – realitysandwich.com

“The bridge was inaugurated for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, and is so long that on cloudy days, it is impossible to see the other side of the bridge! 3,300 workers were needed to build the bridge and it took 18 months to complete. It was named after the most important Portuguese discoverer; Vasco da Gama. It commemorates the fifth centenary of his arrival from India in 1498. Gama was the first European to reach India by sea, from the Atlantic Ocean. ” – http://www.lisbon.net

5 thoughts on “The Vasco da Gama Bridge : Lisbon – Portugal

  1. Beautiful!

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  2. That’s a very photogenic looking bridge, just like pretty much everything in Lisbon 😀

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