21/02/2008

#52 - Ponte Vasco da Gama

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Paulo Santos 's photo
"The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon's other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.
The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 1998, 18 months after construction first began, just in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India."

12 comments:

Sonia said...

Wow! This photo is just stunning! What a wonderful bridge!

Você deveria postar amanhã esta maravilhosa foto, no contest Sky Watch Friday. O link é esse aqui:
http://strollingthroughgeorgia.blogspot.com/
Amanha a Dot coloca no blog dela as explicações de "How to participate in Sky Watch" e de como você coloca o link para a foto. Tendo tempo, dê uma olhada no meu sidebar e veja as fotos com as quais eu participei. Abraços.

Sailor Girl said...

LINDA!!!!!
Excelente post, obrigada!!!!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

I love the subtle shades of blue grey
on this photo, and the effect of the moon - good capture!

Uma por Dia said...

This is not my photo, it's Paulo Santo's, my talented friend. You can see more of its pics by cliking his name :)

maria elisa said...

O teu blog está diferente. Muito completo, bom.
Gosto da tua evolução.

(durante a noite, a iluminação da ponte é linda)

:)

Uma por Dia said...

Thank you all :) I will post more fhotos of Paulo Santos because he is great!
Sónia: Obrigada pela sugestão, talvez para a semana concorra, ando com o tempo muito limitado.
Maria Elisa: quanto estava de férias não me apetecia escrever, em aulas e sem tempo é que me dá para isto. A inércia dá-se por fases... :)

Petrea said...

I think this is what you'd call a "great capture" on Paulo's part.

yoshi said...

What a beautiful photo!

quintarantino said...

Esta foto é espectacular e, como disse a Sonia, merecia aparecer no SKYWATCH FRIDAY.
È lindíssima, assim como as anteriores.
A menina tem olho para a coisa!

Uma por Dia said...

Next Friday I'll try to be ready to participate in Sky Watch.
Quintarantino, the picture is not mine, its from Paulo, a new collaborator;)
Loved your comments, the photos of paulo are fabulous, he deserves.

Jana said...

Very nice photo!

George Townboy said...

This is great! Thank you.