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Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon

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Stretching across the Tagus River, Vasco da Gama Bridge represents the longest bridge in Europe. Armando Rito designed this cable-style bridge to relieve traffic in Lisbon and transport visitors from other parts of Europe to Expo 98, which was held in Parque das Nacoes. Construction began in 1995 on the bridge--which is 17km (11 mi) long, much of which is above water, and contains six road lanes--and was completed by 1998. Drive across this bridge, named for famed explorer Vasco da Gama, or view its massive size from a park bench on either side of the river. Add Vasco da Gama Bridge and other attractions to your Lisbon trip itinerary using our Lisbon day trip website.
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  • Now THIS is a bridge! We drove on it back and forth to Lisbon coming from Sesimbra. Magnificent architecture and great views, especially nice at night. 
    Now THIS is a bridge! We drove on it back and forth to Lisbon coming from Sesimbra. Magnificent architecture and great views, especially nice at night.  more »
  • An amazing bridge, the second longest in Europe after the Crimea Bridge at over 12km long, linking Lisbon and Montijo. When we were there the traffic queue to join the bridge was so long that... 
    An amazing bridge, the second longest in Europe after the Crimea Bridge at over 12km long, linking Lisbon and Montijo. When we were there the traffic queue to join the bridge was so long that...  more »
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  • Must see a place for photographers. It has a beautiful view at sunset. There are piers and well organized trails for taking pictures. It's 7.671 miles long.
  • Great Passage! Fast way with beautiful views on wide Tag river

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