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Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense...
Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense cable-stayed bridge across the Tagus River is eleven miles long, and punctuated with more than seven miles of bridges and viaducts.
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Bridge is huge..that's really it I guess

Maybe it takes a special bridge for me to get excited but this bridge is impressive to me only by virtue of its length. Outside of that really it's kind of just a bridge. I mean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Maybe it takes a special bridge for me to get excited but this bridge is impressive to me only by virtue of its length. Outside of that really it's kind of just a bridge. I mean when you go to the aquarium the bridge is right there so certainly you can't miss it, it's massive. I took a picture or... More 

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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of my all time favorite bridges named after one of the most famous explorers and great alternative route to head to the Algarve or points south.A beautiful structure tgat is a major part fir Lisbon transportation.

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isle of man
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Longest bridge in Europe. It is a treat driving across it and never seems to end. On the way to Setubal after the bridge, you drive through a large area ware the birds have a huge nest on electric pylons through a large reserved area. wild life

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A beautifull vantage point to see this bridge is in the Parque das Nações park. A nice stroll a long the Tags River with a superb view of the bridge. Again interesting for locals not a must for tourist on a short visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you catch certain buses out of the city, you will cross this bridge. I think if you go to Lagos, you will cross this bridge. Have your camera ready for a view of new town if you like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The history of the bridge is interesting and it is reminiscent of Brazil with a huge crucifix on the other side.

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I know it is just a bridge, but as Europe's longest bridge it is 17km long and sometimes being a bridge is enough.

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Bucharest, Romania
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Even you have or not something to do with it, being in the airport neigbourhood I recomend you to pass this bridge in both ways! It have more than 10 km but it is fantastic!

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yes, there it is. It is a bridge. It's a fine bridge, but it's a copy of the Golden Gate bridge, so having seen the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, it was hard to get too excited about this one. I'm sure it's very functional...

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Portimao, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was the longest bridge in Europe for a few days, but even as #2, it's so impressive. An engineering wonder.

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