Lisbon Vasco da Gama Bridge - details and images

Vasco da Gama bridge is the newest in Lisbon and allows free flow of traffic between north and south of the Portuguese capital. This bridge seems to have no end in it is a bridge whose construction cables have made great efforts. Special measures were taken to protect a local species of birds. Over three hundred species of this family have been relocated to allow construction of the bridge.

Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe with a length of 17.2 km. Of these, 10 km over the river Tejo. It was inaugurated on 4 April 1998. Bridge Park is located near the UN and has acquired the name in the same year they celebrated 500 years of the arrival of Vasco da Gama in India.

The bridge is extremely solid and designed to withstand an earthquake was five times greater than in 1755, which devastated Lisbon.

Address: Park of Nations.

Transport: Metro - Oriente Station.

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