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Sunset over the Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon

Sunset over the Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon

Completed in 1998 the Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe. It stretches around 1 km (11 mi) across the Tagus River in Lisbon joining Sacavém on the Lisbon side to Alcochete.

Most of the bridge is supported on pillars like the ones photographed here. However there is a suspended section that rises over 150 m (450ft) above the water to allow ships to pass under.


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