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“An Engineering Marvel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge
Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #15 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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“An Engineering Marvel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This bridge is an extraordinary sight when viewed from the nearby waterfront. If you drive out of Lisbon toward tthe Algarve, or east toward Spain, you'll traverse this bridge as it crosses the mouth of the Tejo river estuary, with spans totalling some eleven miles or nearly seventeen kilometers. Not a destination in itself but a tribute to modern Portuguese engineering.

Visited October 2013
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“An engineering feat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just a look at the bridge and how long it is and you realise what a marvel engineering can be. When you walk along the sea front and are stood close to the bridge and yet you cant see where it ends on the other side you realise how long it is.

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“Be careful when driving on the metal grates”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Vasco da Gama bridge is very striking and looks uncannily like San Francisco's Golden Gate. We crossed it twice en route to and from the Algarve,

Part of the bridge deck is asphalt and part metal grate. The grate is extremely noisy to drive on and we were told it is very slippery when wet. There are no pedestrian or bike lanes on the bridge, which is too bad,

Visited October 2013
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“Golden Gate of Lisbon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The bridge is best viewed from the distance. I crossed it by bus and you have good views of the city from there and also the statue of Jesus on the hill looking over the city.

Visited September 2013
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“Absolutely Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This bridge is beautiful and so long. An architectural feat, which gives you amazing views of Lisbon as you pass over it. Wonderful to drive on.

Visited September 2013
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