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Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Address: Lisbon, Portugal

Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense...

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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Nice Bridge

It looks a bit like the golden gate in San Francisco. Very impressive when you stand nearby a pillar.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It looks a bit like the golden gate in San Francisco. Very impressive when you stand nearby a pillar.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts),with a total length of 12.3 kilometres. The Bridge is served by 4.8 kilometres of access roads with the purpose of alleviating the congestion on Lisbon's 25 de Abril... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An incredible bridge, it links Lisbon with the south. Once you get on the bridge you can pretty much drive to the Algarve without a map, arriving in Albufeira. A few turns around Setubal but easy to follow the signs whether you want the toll highway or the 1C1 which goes straight south from Setubal. There is no toll as... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly extraordinary views of it and off it (reminded us of San Francisco). Quite a few vintage points where you can look at it in Lisbon, and each of them was a new experience.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This long suspension bridge is best viewed from the Parque Nacoses, maybe from the cable car there. It's not as photogenic as the 25th April Bridge further along the river, more functional.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this bridge from the distance of the Parque das Nacoes, but it proved out to be an incredible structure, the end not visible to the eye. The form is very well complementing the Gare de Norte architecture. As we learnt, special are was taken for the marshes below and for the lamp posts, not to interfere with wild... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove over this coming out of Lisbon. At the start it looks like a nice new suspension bridge, rising up and over. Get over the first crest and then it loops round and across the bay. It just keeps going! Very impressive engineering.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vasco da Gama Bridge is a modern style bridge and more attractive than the 25th April bridge. It is much longer and generally enhances the Lisbon skyline.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty and provides great views of the water. Longer than I had thought. Drove over this bridge on our way south to the Algarve.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the golden gate of lisbon, but a spectacular bridge and great to drive across but also to view from many angles.

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