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Old October 15th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #1
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Vasco da Gama Bridge (Lisbon - Portugal)

This newest bridge in Lisbon, Ponte Vasco da Gama, enables north-south traffic to bypass the Portuguese capital and was built as an alternative route to the 25 de Abril Bridge, frequently congested with traffic jams especially during the rush-hour periods.

This seemingly never-ending bridge is a Cable-stayed bridge. The builders took special steps to protect a local bird sanctuary.

Vasco da Gama is the largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17.2 km (10 miles), 10 km of which are over the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on the 4th of April 1998. Located right next to the Nations Park (former site of the Expo 98) it got its name on the same year of the 5th centenary of the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India.

The bridge was designed to withstand an earthquake four times greater than the 1755 earthquake that devastated Lisbon.























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Old October 15th, 2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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Beautiful bridge.
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As beautiful and as marvellous as the city it represents.



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Old October 26th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #8
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beatifulllllll bridge.. the biggest in europe and one of the most beautifull and modern bridges on planet =)
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One of my favourite bridges in the world!!
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this bridge is awesome.
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wow...very very nice
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it looks simple.
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Interesting Bridge, what about the 'Ponte 25 De abril'?
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Vasco da Gama Bridge | 20 YEARS OLD
Longest Bridge in Europe
Inaugurated in 29/03/1998



INAUGURATION 20 YEARS AGO [in portuguese]



CONSTRUCTION [in portuguese]




The longest bridge in Europe - Ponte Vasco da Gama, Lisbon [OC] [6000 x 3429] by georgeekman, no Flickr


2017-07-29 482; Urlaub Portugal, Lissabon, Rückflug, Ponte Vasco da Gama by Joachim_Hofmann, no Flickr


burning sun - portugal, alcochete by acseven, no Flickr


Ponte Vasco da Gama, Lisboa by Tina, no Flickr


Vasco da Gama Pano by paulo.maxim, no Flickr


Vasco da Gama blueish profilic by frank_w_aus_l, no Flickr


Blue and more by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Wish upon the falling sky by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Launch pad to the stars by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Bridge in white gala dress by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Open wings over the river by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Fireworks hyperbole by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Walking alone by the river by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Bird's eye by Pietro Faccioli, no Flickr


Vasco da Gama Bridge - Lisbon, Portugal by Martin Sojka, no Flickr


Vasco da Gama by Luis Sousa Lobo, no Flickr


vasco da gama - portugal, lisbon by Adriano Neves, no Flickr


Portugal / Lissabon / Ponte Vasco da Gama I by Silly Photography, no Flickr


Portugal / Lissabon / Ponte Vasco da Gama IV by Silly Photography, no Flickr


Sunrise by Miguel Prudente, no Flickr


The beginning of a special day.... by Gagum, no Flickr


Vasco da Gama by Goncalo Martins, no Flickr


Chumbo by Gagum, no Flickr


Bridge over calm waters by Pedro Nascimento, no Flickr
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