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Location DB > Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon > Ponte 25 de Abril
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Ponte 25 de Abril
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 Database Info
created by theninjalobster on 11/8/2019 7:28 PM
last modified by theninjalobster on 11/8/2019 7:57 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Stretching over a kilometer across the Tagus river and towering 190 meters high, Ponte 25 de Abril is currently the 27th largest suspension bridge in the world. Because it looks almost exactly like the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, it's beauty is undeniable and it's prestige is often overstated.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Active
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address
Highway A2 and A38
Lisbon, Estremadura
Portugal
Owner: Portuguese Government
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  •  Hazards
  • Falling many, many meters...
  •  Interesting Features
    Historical Portuguese landmark and nearly identical to the legendary Golden Gate Bridge in the states. Unparalleled view of Lisbon from atop the 190 meter towers. Stories that will stick with you for the rest of your life...
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1966
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    running shoes, not boots
     History
    Originally named Ponte Salazar, it was renamed to it's current title following the Carnation Revolution in 1974. Often confused with the Golden Gate Bridge, it is painted the same international orange but was built by the American Bridge Company which in fact only built the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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     Future Plans
    continued repairs, etc...
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    Fri, Nov 8th, 2019
    posted by theninjalobster
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     Web Links
    https://en.wikiped...bril_Bridge#Design
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/9/2019 2:43 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 9 19 at 14:43, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:08, theninjalobster made this location available
  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:08, theninjalobster updated gallery picture above it all
  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:07, theninjalobster updated gallery picture deadpoint
  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:07, theninjalobster updated gallery picture absolutely reckless
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  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:06, theninjalobster updated gallery picture Lisbon
  • on Nov 8 19 at 20:04, theninjalobster added some pictures to a gallery
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