25 de Abril Bridge

  • photo of 25 de Abril Bridge
  • photo of 25 de Abril Bridge
  • photo of 25 de Abril Bridge
Original namePonte 25 de Abril
LocationLisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
CrossesTejo River
Statusin use
Open1966
FunctionRoad bridge Railway bridge
ÅDT 2006150000 kjøretøyer
DesignSuspension bridge
Length2 277 m
Height190 m
Clearance below70 m
Longest span1 012 m
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25 de Abril Bridge is a suspension bridge in the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, it crosses the river Tejo.
Construction of the bridge began in 1962, the bridge opened in 1966. The bridge was named Salazar Bridge (Ponte Salazar), in honor of the then Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar.
The bridge was renamed after the Carnation Revolution to 25 de Abril Bridge, the day the revolution had occurred.

In 1999 the bridge was extended to have two railway tracks below decks, in order to achieve this, the bridge had to go through large reinforcements, including higher towers and one extra set of main cables.