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Ponte D. Luis I

Porto, Portugal
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Type: Bridges
Description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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Hamburg, Germany
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A large metal bridge with two decks, built in the late 19th century across the Douro river, beautiful in its technical, efficient elegance. Best viewed from the river itself so take aboat ride to see it!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Took the Metro across because it was a rainy day, then the cable car down the other side. Also a boat trip underneath it. Very beautiful and unusual bridge.

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Quebec
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Easy to cross and enjoy the view on both sides of the river and of the multiple bridges. It is a must, walk around, look at the river boats, stone wall, orange roofs. Picture perfect.

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Sarreguemines, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Nice view of the two sides of Porto and Gaia. The bridge is not so "secure feeling" but of course it is. Lot of wind and rain scared us a bit, was very nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Another lovely creation by Gustave Eiffel that is built in Porto and spans the river Douro between Porto and Vila Nova. It would have been nicer if it was a little bit longer.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

High over the river, old iron bridge to get to Port wine tasting, wonderful view of riverfront and boat traffic

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Moscow, Russia
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32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took a walk on the bridge at sunset, and the splendour of the views completely took my breath away. The slight haze over the city in the rays of the setting sun, glistening water, so romantic was the atmosphere! By the end of the walk, one can try a teleferic, its station is right close to the bridge. By... More

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The top deck of the bridge is restricted to pedestrians and the Metro line. It makes for a lovely stroll over the river with great views of the city, the port houses on the opposite bank and up and down the river itself.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Come and enjoy sunset and the mist there,the view to the city is amazing,I just loved it,and also there are cable cars there,where you can take the ticket and the price for Fado show will be included.The bridge itself was constructed by Eifel's pupil,great architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Walked over both the car and train decks on the bridge - wonderful views back over to the historic part of Porto. Well worth the effort!!

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