Sunday, 4 March 2012
More Lisbon photos: Vasco da Gama Bridge
The Tagus@Oriente – a pontoon, the river and part of the Vasco da Gama Bridge
This bridge is always impressive – its size and length. The longest bridge in Europe at a total of 17.2 kms. It took 18 months to build and opened on 29th March 1998 in time for Expo 98, which marked the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route from Europe to India. The walk along the Tagus from close to Oriente Station and the Vasco da Gama shopping towards the bridge is a popular stroll – as well as attracting runners and cyclists.
Part of the high section of the bridge by the western shore (above and below)
Tree and cables
The bridge stretching across the bay
See also this post from February 2011.