Dom Luís I Bridge

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Dom Luís I Bridge

Ponte de Dom Luís I
Puente Don Luis I, Oporto, Portugal, 2012-05-09, DD 13.JPG
Coordinates41°08′24″N 8°36′34″W / 41.139863°N 8.609336°W / 41.139863; -8.609336Coordinates: 41°08′24″N 8°36′34″W / 41.139863°N 8.609336°W / 41.139863; -8.609336
CarriesLight rail line and pedestrians (upper deck)
General traffic and pedestrians (lower deck)
CrossesRio Douro
LocalePorto, between the City of Porto proper and Vila Nova de Gaia
Official namePonte de D. Luís
Heritage statusProperty of Public Interest
Imóvel de Interesse Público; Decree 28/82, Diário da República, Série 1, 47 (26 February 1982); Included in the Historic Centre of the City of Porto (PT011312140163) and partially included in the Historic Zone of the City of Porto (PT011312070086)
SIPA IdentificationIPA.0000554/PT011312140057
Preceded byPonte Pênsil
Characteristics
DesignTwo-hinged double-deck arch bridge
MaterialIron
Trough constructionGranite
Pier constructionAsphalt
Total lengthTwo decks of varying lengths: 172 metres (564 ft) (lower deck) and 395.25 metres (1,296.8 ft)
Width8 metres (26 ft) vehicular width (between pedestrian walkways)
Height45 metres (148 ft)[source?]
Longest span395.25 metres (1,296.8 ft)
History
DesignerThéophile Seyrig
Constructed bySociété Willebreck
Construction start21 November 1881
Construction end30 October 1886
Construction cost369,000$00 réis[1]
Inaugurated31 October 1886
Statistics
Toll1 November 1886-1 January 1944
Location

The Dom Luís I Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte de Dom Luís I), or Luís I Bridge, is an arch bridge in Portugal. It goes across the River Douro. It connects the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Manuel de Azeredo (December 1999), The Bridges of Porto - Technical Data, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, retrieved 12 August 2014