Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Vasco da Gama Bridge
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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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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,193 contributions
17+ Km of Bridge
Mar 2020
This giant, snaking cable-stayed bridge is very impressive. At over 17km, it's the longest bridge in Europe - so long that it’s pretty hard to make out the end of it. It’s relatively new and was only opened to the public on 29 March 1998. Apparently it took 3,300 workers and 18 months to build it which I found an astonishingly short period of time. 

It is named after the famous explorer, Vasco da Gama, who 500 years earlier in 1498 discovered the first sea route between Europe and India. He sailed via Africa at a time when no-one was really very sure whether the Indian and Atlantic Oceans were even connected. This was a game-changer and meant that all trading, including valuable spices, could now be done by sea instead of being trekked overland from India so it’s very appropriate that the bridge is named after him.
Written February 9, 2021
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Malgorzata
9,671 contributions
The bridge is really impressive
Jul 2020
One of the most interesting bridges I have had the pleasure to cross. The Vasco da Gama Bridge was inaugurated on March 29, 1998. His name commemorates the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's arrival in India in May 1498. Currently, it is the second largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17 km. A good alternative to the 25 de Abril bridge. A great work of engineering.
Written January 24, 2021
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NaanAndLuchi Travels
32 contributions
Longest Bridge in Europe
Aug 2020
We were so mesmerized by the bridge when we first saw it. That we really did want to see it the next time if possible. One of the longest bridges in Europe. We wanted to film this experience. I am glad we could. Check it out on Channel NaanAndLuchi Travels. This is from Day5 Part1 of our trip. The bridge has a total length of 12.3 kilometers.
Written August 22, 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia220 contributions
the most longest bridge i have ever seen
Aug 2019
the bridge is very long. it takes quiet a long time to cross this very long white bridge across the river
Written July 1, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,400 contributions
Long Bridge
May 2019
We travelled on the Vasco da Gama Bridge on a Bus when we left Lisbon to go to Seville, in Spain. This is a very long bridge indeed. It is 17 kilometres long and it acts as a link, connecting two parts of Portugal! The bridge opened to traffic in 1998, the same year the International Lisbon Expo was held. In fact it was parts of the works, leading up to that Expo. And of course it is named after the most famous Portuguese explorer.
Written April 18, 2020
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William G L Corlett
Douglas, UK185 contributions
Long Bridge
Jan 2020 • Friends
Once the longest bridge in Europe and named after a Portuguese famous explorer, it"s a pleasure to cruise along this bridge at sensible speeds.
As you leave Lisbon behind and cross the vast river. This bridge seems to go on for ever in a good way.
It's a treat to drive across it at sunset.
Written April 12, 2020
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Mike F
Vancouver, Canada101 contributions
Absolutely phenomenal piece of driving
Feb 2020
Every time I travel to and from Lisbon International, I end up taking this fantastic bridge that saves me a tremendous amount of time coming to or going away from Lisbon. It’s not at all busy like 25 April bridge, the reason I believe must have to do with the cost of rolling as you pull a tab and travel to your destination and that fee is based on the kilometres you have used it for... never the less, the amount of time you save is incredible (time is money 🤪) so I strongly recommend the use of the bridge/highway...
Written February 3, 2020
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LaurenTucker1994
Bath, UK731 contributions
A pretty impressive bridge!
Jan 2020
We visited the local area for the Cable Cars and went to see the Bridge, it was pretty impressive, much longer and larger than we had thought! Well worth a visit.
Written January 28, 2020
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Mihai GRIGORE
Constanta, Romania164 contributions
A monument of art
Jul 2019 • Couples
Have seen it and pass over it . It is a great architectural monument and a masterpiece!!!!
It is a must to see if you find yourself in Lisbon ,you will never forget its image!!!
Written January 1, 2020
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,332 contributions
Amazing bridge
Nov 2019
An amazing bridge, the day we were there, it was quite misty, and the bridge seemed to just carry on, into the water, well worth a visit.
Written December 9, 2019
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