The "25th April Bridge", formerly known as "Salazar Bridge", and also well known as "Ponte sobre o Tejo" (Bridge above the Tagus).
This is a suspension bridge and its construction started in 1962 being concluded in 1966. As the former prime-minister was the dictator António Salazar, the bridge won that name.
After the 25th April revolution and with the end of dictatorship, the bridge was renamed to "Ponte 25 de Abril".
This bridge connects Lisbon to Almada and, nowadays, it has 6 road lanes on the upper side and 2 rail lanes down.
The picture was shot from the Almada side, near Cacilhas.
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krzychu30 (12881) 2011-03-11 5:24
excellent presentation of this beautiful bridge.Well-chosen POV,good sharpness and very interesting light effects.I like the subdued color tones,which brings nice mood to your picture.
Have a nice weekend
Bartleby (13238) 2011-03-11 5:39
there's definitely a mood here thanks to the unusual colors in the sky. I think the composition could be improved though by taking the pier of the bridge away from the center...
- Copyright: Ricardo Trindade (xicomelo) (686)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Heliopan Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-11 2:48