Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Vasco da Gama Bridge
Vasco da Gama Bridge aerial view.jpg
Aerial view of the bridge
Coordinates38°45′43″N 9°02′35″W / 38.762°N 9.043°W / 38.762; -9.043Coordinates: 38°45′43″N 9°02′35″W / 38.762°N 9.043°W / 38.762; -9.043
CarriesSix road lanes of  IP 1   A 12 
CrossesTagus River
LocaleSacavém, north of Lisbon (right/north bank)
Alcochete and Montijo (left/south bank)
Official namePonte Vasco da Gama
OwnerPortuguese Republic
Maintained byLusoponte (1994–2030)[1][2]
Designcable-stayed, viaducts
Total length12.345 kilometres (7.671 mi)[3][4]
Width30 metres (98 ft)
Height148 metres (486 ft)[5] (pylon)
Longest span420 m (1,378 ft)
DesignerArmando Rito
Construction startFebruary 1995[4]
Construction endMarch 1998[4]
Opened29 March 1998
TollNorthbound: €2.85–€12.20 Southbound: toll free

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vasco da Gama Bridge – Funding". Lusoponte. Archived from the original on 11 February 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. "Infraestruturas Rodoviárias > Rede Rodoviária > Concessões" [Road infrastructures > Road network > Concessions] (in Portuguese). Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. "Vasco da Gama Bridge – Construction Statistics". Lusoponte. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Vasco da Gama Bridge at Structurae
  5. "Main features". Lusoponte. Retrieved 30 December 2019.