Vasco da Gama Bridge

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General Information

The longest bridge in Europe is the Vasco da Gama bridge situated over the Tagus river in Lisbon, Portugal. The impressive 7.6 miles (12.3 km) cable-stayed bridge was opened in March 1998, three years after construction began in February 1995. The bridge has six road lanes for vehicles and was built to alleviate traffic on Lisbon's 25 de Abril Bridge. It was named after Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India.

Getting there

The bridge is situated on the A12 road. If you are a pedestrian or not in a vehicle that is able to cross the bridge the best way to see the bridge is by travelling to the ‘Parque das Nacoes’ area.

Opening Times and Admission

The only way to cross the bridge is in a car, there is a toll on the bridge heading northbound into Lisbon this can range from 2.50 euros to 12 euros depending on the vehicle. No toll exists on the southbound carriages heading out of the city. The bridge is open at all hours every day unless the weather is severe.

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