The Dom Luis I Bridge (Luís I Bridge) is a double-deck bridge situated in Porto, Portugal. The bridge was opened in 1886 after five years of construction, it was designed by Théophile Seyrig and was made with Iron and Granite. The bridge stretches over the Douro River. The bridge is a double-deck bridge, the top deck is used for a light rail crossing and the bottom deck is used for general traffic and pedestrian crossing. The upper deck of the bridge was formerly used for motorised vehicle crossing until it was closed in the early 2000s and converted so that the city’s metro line could use the top deck of the bridge. The top and bottom decks both span for different distances, its longest deck is 395.25 metres in length. Over the years the bridge has become an icon of the city.
The bridge is situated at the south of the city centre and stretches over the Douro River. You can travel over the lower deck of the bridge in a motorised vehicle but you can only travel over the top by using the metro line D that runs through the city or by crossing on foot.
Opening Times and Admission
The bridge is a public bridge, it is open for the public to use all day every day.