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A late evening blue moment shot of the Lisbon bridge - Ponte 25 de Abril. Taken from the terrace of a restaurant near Belem.

A Ponte 25 de Abril uma ponte p瘽sil rodo-ferrovi嫫ia que liga a cidade de Lisboa cidade de Almada, em Portugal. A ponte atravessa o estu嫫io do rio Tejo na parte final e mais estreita o designado gargalo do Tejo.

The 25 de Abril Bridge (25th of April Bridge, in Portuguese: Ponte 25 de Abril) is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left bank of the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and a train platform was added in 1999. It is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA, due to their similarities and same construction company. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 20th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper platform carries six car lanes, the lower platform two train tracks. Until 1974 the bridge was named Salazar Bridge. There is an unproved controversy on which Salazar wanted to name the bridge D. Jo緌 I, after John I of Portugal.


Brcke des 25. April ist ein 3,2 Kilometer langer Brckenzug in Portugal mit einer 2278 Meter langen H鄚gebrcke ber den Tejo. Sie ist weltweit, nach der Tsing-Ma-Brcke, die zweitl鄚gste H鄚gebrcke mit kombiniertem Stra絽n- und Eisenbahnverkehr. Sie verbindet in Nord-Sd-Richtung den Lissabonner Stadtteil Alc滱tara mit der Stadt Almada. 鈁er die Brcke fhrt in sechs Spuren die Autobahn A2/IP7. Unter den Einheimischen wird sie schlicht Ponte genannt.


Le pont du 25-Avril est le premier pont suspendu au dessus du Tage Lisbonne au Portugal.

En 1960, encore sous la dictature de Salazar, la d嶰ision est prise de faire un pont sur le Tage. Cette t歊he est confi嶪 aux Am廨icains de lAmerican Bridge avec laide de onze soci彋廥 locales[1]. L'acier provient de la United States Steel Export Company. Les travaux d嶵utent deux ans plus tard et en moins de quatre ans le pont est pr皻 avec six mois d'avance le 6 aot 1966, jour de son inauguration. Le pont est nomm pont Salazar, homme fort du pays. Mais tout de suite apr鋊 la r憝olution des illets, on le nomme pont du 25-Avril, jour de la r憝olution.

25 April-bron 酺 en h鄚gbro i Lissabon, Portugal. Det 酺 en 2 277 meter l幩g bro med ett 1 012 meter l幩gt h鄚gbrospann.

Bron invigdes 1966 och kallades d Salazar-bron (Ponte Salazar) efter premi酺minister Ant鏮io de Oliveira Salazar. Efter Nejlikerevolutionen 1974 fick den det nya namnet 25 April-bron efter revolutionsdagen. V輍 E1 och E90 g緳 饘er bron.

I had no tripod and it was already quite late so the shutter seed wasn't optimal the aperture was wide open. Mapped the tones in Gimp and added some contrast. No crop.

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