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25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal by Tigles1Artistry 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal by Tigles1Artistry
The 25 de Abril Bridge connects the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tejo river.
It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and a train platform was added in 1999.
Because of its similar coloring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA.
In fact, it was built by the same company (American Bridge Company) that constructed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and not the Golden Gate, also explaining its similarity in design.
With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 21st largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper platform carries six car lanes, and the lower platform carries two train tracks.
Until 1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge (Ponte Salazar).
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:omg: What a most fabulous shot!! :w00t:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... thanks so much hon...:tighthug:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Beautiful misty capture of the bridge T, Love the archetecture of the houses too....where
you on a hill.....:iconflowerthnxplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was in the Castle ruins overlooking Lisbon....:hug:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I see, where the canon is :iconflowerthnxplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:..... :iconsomehugsplz:
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
W:wow:W..This does look like the Golden Gate Bridge here in US..:iconmynti:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:... it does indeed....;-)....:love:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Majestic....
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot...
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