Vasco da Gama Bridge

  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • photo of Vasco da Gama Bridge
Original namePonte Vasco da Gama
LocationLisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
CrossesTagus River
Statusin use
Opened1998
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length17 185 m
Height150 m
Clearance below45 m
Longest span420 m
Width31 m
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About Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama bridge located in the city Lisbon in Portugal and cross Targus river. The bridge is named after Vasco da Gama. He was a Portuguese explorer who found the sea route to India in 1498.
Construction of the bridge began in 1995, the bridge was completed in 1998 at the world exhibition in town.
Vasco da Gama bridge is Europe's longest bridge with a length of 17,185 meters.