Suspension Bridge

Lisbon Portugal Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

The large suspension bridge that crosses the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) in Lisbon is called "Ponte 25 de Abril".  This famous 2 1/2 km bridge connects Lisbon to the south shore.

The bridge is said to resemble the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

Suspension Bridge in Lisbon Portugal
Ponte 25 de Abril Suspension Bridge

When completed in 1966, the suspension bridge was named "Ponte Salazar" after the dictator Salazar.  It was later renamed to "Ponte 25 de Abril" to commemorate the restoration of democracy in Portugal.

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