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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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Picturesque breath taking sight

I observed this bridge from Belem Tower ,SUBERB is the only word.I saw it from various levels of the tower and from the walk away.You can see different sections of the bridge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Badulla, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's great work of modern engineering no doubt about it but unless you are in to modern bridge engineering I don't see any beauty or such. But when you are walking along the river and seeing this huge bridge..it's nice feeling you get.. But nothing special for a special visit..!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, long bridge that offers lovely views connecting various parts of Lisbon. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Vapi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I observed this bridge from Belem Tower ,SUBERB is the only word.I saw it from various levels of the tower and from the walk away.You can see different sections of the bridge. Actually the bridge seems to be never ending, you can only see a small section in your view finder. What a structure, fantastic.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The bridge is 17 km long. This is a real wonder of modern architecture. Really impressive and absolutely breathtaking.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

To be honest I went to Lisbon with no expectations. This city is not like any other European city full with tourists. I liked that it was different and I didn't even research much about it. I discovered it all hour after hour. When I saw the Vasco da Gama bridge I was truly impressed. It looks never ending in... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You may see this bridge when approaching the international airport - a huge engineering construction, fantastic and beautiful. Try to find some time to go there and watch!

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Algarve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is the longest bridge in Europe spanning 17,2km across the river Tagus (Tejo). Impressive to drive over it, or just look at it from the Expo area in Lisbon...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It is an excellent bridge and serves tens of thousands travellers every day. You may pass by many times but one can hardly stop admiring the sheer beauty of this architectural marvel.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Europe's longest bridge, inaugurated in 1998 after only 18 months of construction just in time for the Expo'98 in Lisbon. Expo'98 was held to celebrate the 500 years of the discovery of the sea route between Europe & India by Vasco da Gama. Built by a consortium of Portugese, British & French companies at the cost of 1 bln... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I did not drive on it, but walked nearly under it on the Lisbon side. Impressive structure. Also, it's useful as a landmark when walking. I used it to guide me from Pasteis de Belem back to the castle area.

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