Arrábida Bridge

The Arrábida Bridge is an arch bridge over the Douro River that connects Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, in Portugal. It is the most downstream bride across the Douro River, just a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean.

At the time of its construction in 1963, the bridge had the largest concrete span of any bridge in the world. The total length of the tray is of 615m, having a width of 27m. The arch is 52m tall and the plate rises up to 70m above water level.

The engineer responsible for its project and construction was Edgar Cardoso.


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