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“25th April Bridge” 4 of 5 stars
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The 25th of April Bridge
Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #37 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This suspension bridge across the Tagus River has the longest central span in Europe, at 1.5 miles. It also looks quite a bit like San Francisco's famed "Golden Gate Bridge," though this one was named after the revolution.
Lisbon, Portugal
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“25th April Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

What a structure!! to travel across it is an event in itself. Smooth picturesque and well worth the trip

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“Nice view over the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

You can have a nice view over the city. Try catching the train and cross the bridge. You will not regret it.

Visited November 2012
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“Deja vu bridge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This bridge was originally named the Salazar Bridge after the Prime Minister of Portugal at the time it was inaugerated. They then changed it in 1974 after the revolution. Salazar had already died so he didn't know about it. The best thing about it though is the fact it is a copy of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It was built by the same company that built the Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco which you have to admit is also very similar to the Golden Gate Bridge anyway. I have a feeling they were very fashionable at the time of architects fees were on the up. The best thing to do if you are in Lisbon is photograph yourself with the bridge in the background and pretend you have been to San Francisco!! If you are from San Francisco anyway I would recommend doing the same and pretend that the city has had a sudden and surreal makeover! I wonder how many of your friends would take a bus across town to check it out for real? It's a shame that the revolution wasn't 24 days earlier as that would really make things interesting!!

Visited October 2012
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“Impressive Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It looks like the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. It crosses the river and it looks beautiful. Our guide told us that the Dictator Salazar was the one who had it built.

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“Unreally technical nature sign”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The first time saw it when in fog. Impression was like it is bridge to another world as I could see just small part of it. Impression was so unrealistic like bridge stay on clouds. After this had walk under it and look from ground to up let feel beauty of technic. But sound of bridge ... it is like you hear lot of bees all together. Wow! It was breathtaking ...

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