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03.12.06 01 The gate to a colorful city | by Matilde B.
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03.12.06 01 The gate to a colorful city

25th of April Bridge, or Salazar Bridge.

 

It is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA and was constructed under North American management. Its total length is 2,277 m, the main span measuring 1,013m (17th largest suspension bridge in the world). It enbodies an important railroad line connecting Lisbon to the south, this line opened in 1999. At the time of its completion it was the longest suspended bridge in Europe, had the longest main span in Continental Europe, world's longest span continuous truss, and the world's deepest bridge foundation (82 meters).

 

The sister bridges are very special to me and so are the cities that hold them. Strong symbols, i say! Wherever i move, my heart always holds both. These are my cities, the best cities in the world, places i will always call home.

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Taken on March 12, 2006