Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge

At 12 kilometres, the Ponte Vasco da Gama is the longest bridge in Europe. This extraordinary engineering feat spans the widest part of the Tagus estuary from the north-eastern edge of Lisbon to the city of Montijo and serves as a major diversion for transit traffic out of the city.

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The entire structure was built in record time. Almost exactly 3 years after the foundation stone was laid, the bridge opened to the public. With only a motorway running through it, the bridge can only be admired from afar, for example from the Parco des Nacoes area near Oriente station, and the view is also great when taking off or landing at Lisbon airport.

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