Old riverside crane - Fluvial, Porto

Old riverside crane - Fluvial, Porto

This little old crane sits at the end of some tracks on the banks of the River Douro at Fluvial. Not much loading and unloading goes on here these days but presumably it was a different story in the old days.

In the background is the impressive Arrabida bridge, once the largest concrete arch bridge in the world.


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