Arrábida Bridge

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  • photo of Arrábida Bridge
  • photo of Arrábida Bridge
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Original namePonte da Arrábida
LocationPorto, Porto, Portugal
CrossesRiver Douro
Statusin use
Opened1963
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignArch bridge
Length493 m
Height70 m
Longest span270 m
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About Arrábida Bridge

Arrábida Bridge is an arch bridge that crosses the river Douro in Porto, Portugal.
Since the 1930s, it was necessary to create alternate connections across the river, the other bridges in the town of Maria Pia and Luís I bridge could not handle the increased traffic. The building of the bridge started in 1957 and in 1963 opened the bridge, this was the largest concrete arch in the world.