"Ponte 25 de Abril - 25th of April Bridge" Ponte 25 de Abril - Bridge of April 25 Tip by Birsen

  25th of April Bridge
by Birsen

The 25th of April Bridge, also known as Bridge over the Tagus (Ponte sobre o Tejo), was inaugurated in 1966 with the name 'Salazar Bridge', the dictator who had it built. It was later renamed to commemorate the 'Carnation Revolution' that happened on the 25th of April 1974. This was a day of "bloodless revolution." In the Carnation Revolution, the soldiers placed carnations in the muzzles of their rifles as they led the revolt against the world's longest dictatorship.

This suspension bridge is very similar in appearance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is 2.278km long and leaves Lisbon at high level above Alcântara and makes landfall at Almada on the southern bank of the river.

Address: Ponte 25 de Abril, 1300 Lisboa
Directions: Across the RioTejo
Phone: +351 21 294 7920
Website: http://www.lusoponte.pt/

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  • Written Oct 2, 2007
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