D. Luís Bridge, Oporto, Portugal

Dom Luis Bridge was built between 1881 and 1888, connecting the cities of Vila Nova de Gaia and Oporto. Theophile Seyrig, who had engineered the D. Maria Pia Bridge project as Gustave Eiffel's partner, took sole responsibility for this new bridge.
The bridge is a double-decked metal arch bridge, with a span of 172 m, the longest of its type in the world at the time of construction.
Originally, and for more than a century, the bridge carried road traffic on both decks. In 2003 the upper deck was closed to road traffic and has since then been occupied by the Metro do Porto light rail system and a pedestrian walkway that offers magnificent views of Oporto's historic centre.
The bridge is named after King D. Luis I, king of Portugal from 1861 to 1889.


Popular posts from this blog

Martim Moniz Square, Lisbon, Portugal

The Gates of Mdina, Malta

Church of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon's City Walls, Portugal