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Portugal Cais do Ginjal

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Lisbon’s suspension bridge connects the city to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, US, because they are both suspension bridges of similar color. It was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. Its total length is 2,277 metres (7,470 ft). The upper deck carries six car lanes, while the lower deck carries a double track railway. From 1966–1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge (Ponte Salazar) in honor of Portuguese Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar. Later, in 1974, the bridge was renamed for April 25th, the date of the revolution. It is usually called the Tagus River Bridge or, in Portuguese, Ponte sobre o Tejo ("bridge over the Tagus"). It was the first crossing built. Nowadays there is a second one (“Vasco da Gama Bridge”), to the north of the city, that was built for the Expo 1998. This last one was built using a traditional concrete technical solution.
This shot was taken at blue hour on a beautiful day. The glow of the sun remained quite some time into blue hour, creating a beautiful and eerie effect surrounding the bridge.

Travel Information

The best way to go to Cais do ginjal is to taake the ferry to Cacilhas (assuming you are in Lisbon). When leaving the ferry, turn right and follow the quay, along the Tagus River.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 07:36 - 17:16 | current local time: 02:22
Photo Themes blue hourBridgeSunset
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Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar 02.03.2020
Rui Baptista
Rui Baptista 02.03.2020
Glad that you like it, Rajesh! Many thanks for commenting.

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