Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto

by Richard Olliffe April. 25, 2020 162 views

The Dom Luís I Bridge is a double-deck metal arch bridge that spans the River Douro between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At its construction, its 172 metres span was the longest of its type in the world. It has been confused with the nearby Maria Pia Bridge, a railway bridge that was built 9 years earlier (and is located 1 kilometre to the east), which is similar in aspect to the Luís I bridge. Architect Théophile Seyrig. Constructed by Société Willebreck Construction start 21 November 1881. Construction end 30 October 1886.

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