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Bridge Vasco da Gama
This newest bridge in Lisbon, Ponte Vasco da Gama, enables north-south traffic to bypass the Portuguese capital and was built as an alternative route to the 25 de Abril Bridge, frequently congested with traffic jams especially during the rush-hour periods.
Bridge Vasco Da Gama
Vasco da Gama is the largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17.2 km, 10 km of which are over the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on the 4th of April 1998, after only 18 months of construction. Located right next to the Nations Park (former site of the Expo 98) it got its name on the same year of the 5th centenary of the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India.
Bridge Vasco da Gama: The newest bridge in Lisbon
Bridge Vasco da Gama: was inaugurated on the 4th of April 1998
Bridge Vasco Da Gama

The bridge was designed to withstand an earthquake four times greater than the 1755 earthquake that devastated Lisbon.

Its vastness forced engineers to factor in the curvature of the Earth during its construction. That makes it a superb feat of engineering, made up of several sections supported by pillars, built at a cost of one billion US dollars.

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The 140m-high Torre Vasco da Gama at the Parque das Nações has panoramic views of the park, river and city and Vasco da Gama Bridge. It is Lisbon’s tallest building.
The Cable Car provides an air trip over the whole of the Park of Nations, along the river Tagus.
This region os Lisbon, which hosted the world exhibition of 1998 (Expo 98), offers much to suit varied interests. Contrary to historical center, Parque das Nações attracts its visitors with its 21st century modern architecture.
Vasco de Gama Shopping Mall is located in the entrance of the Nations Park, between two striking twin towers designed to look like giant sailboats.
From the coral reefs to the frozen waters of the South Pole, here you will find it all. Lisbon’s Oceanarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums. It brings together more than 25,000 specimens of high seas in 7,000,000 liters of salty water. It is enjoyed by both children and adults.
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