Culture and traditions

The Vasco de Gama bridge

The Vasco da Gama Bridge It is located on the Tagus River, and connects Montijo and Sacavém. To date it is the longest bridge in all of Europe, with an extension of more than 17 km, of which 12 kilometers are destined for viaducts and the rest belong to accesses.

Vasco de Gama Bridge

The track of this bridge that goes over the Tagus river It is 30 meters wide and its construction was largely due to alleviate vehicular congestion that was in the nearby bridges in Lisbon.

The structure is very beautiful and boasts beautiful river views, making it a great meeting point for tourists from the European region.

The two main towers of the bridge are 150 meters high and are made of reinforced concrete.

The design itself is quite safe and can withstand winds of more than 250 km / h, as well as seismic movements.

Vasco de Gama Bridge

The inauguration of this construction was carried out in 1998, after having taken special care with its environmental impact, after all its ramifications pass close to the Natural Park of the Tagus Estuary.

His name is given as a celebration 500 years after the arrival of Vasco da Gama India.

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