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Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon

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Longer than the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and quite similar to it in appearance, Ponte 25 de Abril connects Lisbon to Almada and services around 380,000 people daily. With a length of 2,277 m (7,470 ft), it's one of the longest suspension bridges in Europe. Because of heavy seismic activity in the region, it was built using the deepest foundation in the world, which reaches 80 m (262 ft) down into the riverbed. This massive red bridge can be a majestic addition to your holiday photo archive, or a picturesque backdrop for a picnic. You can cross it by car or by train. Put Ponte 25 de Abril and other Lisbon attractions into our Lisbon trip maker website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We drove this bridge a few times back and forth to Lisbon and my friend's family's town. The views from it are truly beautiful. 
    We drove this bridge a few times back and forth to Lisbon and my friend's family's town. The views from it are truly beautiful.  more »
  • Stunning structure seen from afar, cars travel on the top level and trains on the bottom, no access for pedestrians. 
    Stunning structure seen from afar, cars travel on the top level and trains on the bottom, no access for pedestrians.  more »
  • Extremely impressive bridge - you can get fantastic close up views from the Cristo Rei viewing area (free). Cars on the top level, trains on the bottom. It would be great to walk or cycle like the... 
    Extremely impressive bridge - you can get fantastic close up views from the Cristo Rei viewing area (free). Cars on the top level, trains on the bottom. It would be great to walk or cycle like the...  more »
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  • Beautiful bridge. It reminds San Francisco bridge in California, but much longer. It's very accessible and if you want to experience the best view, then take a walk or a better scooter ride along the Tagus river.
  • Viewing the April 25th Bridge from the heart of Lisbon’s waterfront area was a real treat, especially as the sun rose early in the crisp, summer morning. Immediately upon seeing it, I drew comparisons to its “cousin” across the pond, the Golden Gate Bridge—not to start a competition, but this one sure makes its mark. The extent and progression of human design and engineering capabilities…man. Remarkable. Driving across the bridge or not, it’s a must to view this marvel of design when in Lisbon.
  • Such a wonderful landmark for Lisbon that can be observed from many places in and around the city. Unfortunately it is not possible to cross the bridge by foot or bicycle, only with a car or train. The road ok the bridge is of a different material and causes a lot of constant noise
  • An absolutely fabulous information centre and experience of the magnificent engineering of this historically significant bridge over the River Tagus. A must visit for only 5 euros per adult and 3.5 for children with free parking and superb value souvenirs 😀
  • Yes, you can't ignore the similarity with the famous SF bridge - huge span with two huge pillars, very high to let big ships pass under and pretty long connecting Lisbon and its southern suburb of Almada. Also the color is similar - this one little darker red than SF's orange. The bridge dates back to 20c '60s, being renamed after the Revolution overthrowing Salazar dictator's regime. While this was my third time in Lisbon, it was the first time I drove over it when heading towards the Cristo Rei statue - no tolls southbound, but tolls northbound when returning to Lisbon.

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