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Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: February 1995
Completion: 29 March 1998
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge


Location: Sacavem, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tagus River
Part of:
Coordinates: 38° 43' 40.19" N    8° 59' 28.14" W
Coordinates: 38° 47' 9.49" N    9° 6' 25.20" W

Technical Information


total length 17 185 m
deck width 30.9 m
main arch total length 824 m
main bridge main span 420 m
number of cables 192
pylon pylon height 155 m


concrete volume 730 000 m³


pylons reinforced concrete

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10 April 1997

A metal falsework collapses killing six workers.

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