Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World

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Vasco da Gama Bridge

Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World


The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.



Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World

Source CC BY-SA 2.0 Paulo Valdivieso

It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 12.3 kilometres (7.6 mi), including 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) for the main bridge and 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) in viaducts. The Bridge is served by 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) of dedicated access roads. It was built to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon's 25 de Abril Bridge, and eliminate the need for traffic between the country's northern and southern regions to pass through the capital city.

Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World

Construction began on February 1995; the bridge was opened to traffic on 29 March 1998, just in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India.

Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World

Source CC BY-SA 2.0 Paulo Valdivieso


Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, World

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38°45'33"N 9°2'20"W

38.7589 -9.0387

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