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Vasco da Gama Bridge

General Information

Name in local language: Ponte Vasco da Gama
Beginning of works: February 1995
Completion: 29 March 1998
Status: in use

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Location: , ,
  • 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
main bridge
main span 420 m
total length 824 m
number of cables 192
deck width 30.9 m
pylons pylon height 155 m


concrete volume 730 000 m³


deck prestressed concrete
piers reinforced concrete
pylons reinforced concrete
abutments reinforced concrete

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10 April 1997

A metal falsework collapses killing six workers.

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