The Vasco da Gama Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Vasco da Gama, 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.
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bigtim (3518) 2008-06-20 16:43
Tres jolie cette photo de nuit du vasco de gama! La forme du pont et son eclairage rendent tres bien ce ciel qui laisse resortir les etoiles egalement!
Par contre tu as trop centré tout ca! je pense que cette image aurait vraiment beaucoup gagné en dynamisme avec un cadrage au 2/3.
jmdias (67247) 2008-06-20 17:07
lindíssima imagem, a nitidez é tão boa que podemos apreciar o céu estrelado e o desenho feito pelos cabos na trama da ponte. Lindas cores e luz, o pov é perfeito, Uma imagem maravilhosa e uma nota muito boa, parabéns
happyboedha (14) 2008-06-21 2:51
Nice night picture. The visibility of some little stars and the little "river" in the foreground make this picture complete.
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