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Hi TE friends,

20 minutes before the sunrise in a very windy day.

The Quality is not so good but i like it. I did not have camera steady, because i was over the grass and the wind was very strong

I put in the workshop a picture in the exact moment of the sunrise

Enjoy it
Have a nice weekend

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, 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 extension 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, 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.
The bridge carries six road lanes, with a speed limit of 120 km/h, the same as motorways, except on one section which is limited to 100 km/h. On windy, rainy and foggy days, the speed limit is reduced to 90 km/h. The number of road lanes will be enlarged to eight when traffic reaches a daily average of 52,000.
Bridge sections
1. North accesses - 945 m
2. North viaduct - 488 m; 11 sections
3. Expo viaduct - 672 m, 12 sections
4. Main bridge - main span: 420 m; side spans: 203 m each (total length: 829 m); cement pillars: 150 m-high; free height for navigation in high tides: 45 m;
5. Central viaduct - 6.351 m; 80 pre-fabricated sections 78 m-long; 81 pillars up to 95 m-deep; height from 14 m to 30 m
6. South viaduct - 3.825 m; 45-m sections; 84 sections; 85 pillars
7. South accesses - 3.895 m; includes the toll plaza (18 gates) and two service areas. From Wikipedia

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