25th of April Bridge

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25th of April Bridge

25th of April Bridge

Looks like the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, doesn’t it?

It’s pretty similar but it’s not the GG. It connects the cities of Lisbon (north) and Almada (south). It was open to service in November 1962 and given the name of Salazar, the main leader of the Portuguese dictatorship that lasted from 1926 to 1974.

The bridge was renamed – irony – 25th of April which was the actual day of the military coup d’etat that reinstated democracy in 1974.

In 1999 the structure was reinforced to accommodate the railway. When these works were in progress my mother was driving thrown a road below the dry section of the bridge when a massive bolt fell a few yards in front of the car.

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