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The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon. It is the longest bridge in Europe, with a total length of 17.2 km, including 0.829 km for the main bridge (visible on the photo), 11.5 km in viaducts, and 4.8 km in dedicated access roads.
The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 1998, in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India.
The picture was taken from the Vasco da Gama Tower (photo posted in the WS), a 145m high lattice tower built in 1998 for the Expo 98 World's Fair. At the 120m level, there was an observation deck and, just below it, a luxury panoramic restaurant. At the base of the tower was a three-storey building that served as the European Union Pavilion during the expo. Both the observation deck and the restaurant were closed in 2001(!?) and this surprises me, because I took from the deck this and other shots in 2002.

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