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Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon
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Stretching across the Tagus River, Vasco da Gama Bridge represents the longest bridge in Europe. Armando Rito designed this cable-style bridge to relieve traffic in Lisbon and transport visitors from other parts of Europe to Expo 98, which was held in Parque das Nacoes. Construction began in 1995 on the bridge--which is 17km (11 mi) long, much of which is above water, and contains six road lanes--and was completed by 1998. Drive across this bridge, named for famed explorer Vasco da Gama, or view its massive size from a park bench on either side of the river. To visit Vasco da Gama Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Lisbon, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Vasco da Gama bridge 17 km is much longer than it looks. Who is with the car in Lisbon and has also fun to go shopping, should drive over here and make a par euros in the Freeport fashion outlet.
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  • Go by boat which takes you under the bridge. Look out for the Dolphins. Lovely trip on a nice day. Get off in Belem then on again for the trip back to town. 
  • When we went to the South of Portugal use this bridge. Modern, well marked and well built. Very good.
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  • Nice architectonic design, really interesting to drive though. If you run, Lisbon Meia Maratona (Half Marathon) starts in the middle of the bridge. awesome lookout point!
  • I love this bridge! I actually reduced my speed (in the right lane only! 100-110 kph) to fully enjoy the magnificent construction and engineering. It's worth the toll coming back to Lisbon! Seattle is ready for a bridge like this over to the peninsula. I crossed it twice, each way!
  • Uma ponte linda
  • 14 Km of excellent views over Lisbon, the Tejo/Tagus river and the south side.
  • Beatiful briege