Year: 1998. Lenght: 17.2 km.
The longest bridge in Europe is located in Lisbon and was named to honor the excellent navigator Vasco da Gama. The length of the bridge is 17.2 km. The bridge over the Tajo River was opened in 1998 and is characterized by the incredibly harmonious shape. The bridge was opened on 29th March on the occasion of the important historical event - the 500th anniversary of the discovery of a route from Europe to India. The bridge looks incredibly fine and impressive, especially at night when it is adorned with thousands of LED lights. The illumination system of the bridge is unique and has been developed according to modern ecological standards. So that the light did not disturb the inhabitants of the Tagus river at night, it is directed exclusively upwards.
Despite the fine construction, the bridge is very solid and can withstand the wind blows up to 250 kilometers per hour. Given the incredible extent of the bridge and the complexity of its construction, it is hard to imagine that it was built in just one and a half years. 3 300 workers were employed in bridge construction.
Before the bridge opening, the 25th April bridge was the only land crossing through the Tajo River. The second bridge has optimally distributed the traffic load and made the crossing over the river more convenient. Today the tourists can not only drive on the longest bridge in Europe but also make a lot of impressive photos on their background. On the riverside the beautiful park zones were equipped with benches and hiking trails. As a rule, these picturesque places are most populous in the evening. Next - Ponte di Rialto
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Supermarket: 'Bioino- Mercearia Biológica' in 5.07 km
Parking: 'Parque de estacionamento Gare Oriente' in 5.43 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia EXPOSUL' in 4.97 km
Police station: 'Esquadra Metro-Gil-Gare Oriente-Lisboa' in 5.38 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Moinho da Praia' in 4.22 km
Railway station: 'Lisboa (Oriente)' in 5.34 km
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