Arrabida Bridge - The arch from below

Arrabida Bridge - The arch from below

Looking up at the massive concrete arch that forms the Ponte da Arrabida in Porto. Built in 1963 the bridge carries six lanes of traffic 70 metres above the river Douro from Porto to Vila Nova da Gaia.

When the bridge was completed it was the largest span of any reinforced-concrete arch in the world, covering a distance of 270 metres.


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