Free Friday: Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto

There are few free attractions in Porto, Portugal. One of them, and the most popular is the Dom Luís I Bridge in the Ribeira area.It connects Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia spanning the Douro River. The bridge was built by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, Théophile Seyrig.At the time of its completion in 1886, the bridge was the longest iron arch in the world.The two deck bridge accommodates the metro on the upper level and cars on the lower level. Pedestrians can walk in both levels. Walking in the upper deck gives pedestrians a spectacular view.

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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2 Responses to Free Friday: Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto

  1. ralietravels says:

    Interesting bridge. Also noticed th sign for the river taxi had larger letters in English than in Portugese — wonder if it is harder to get our attention. 🙂

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