Vasco de Gama Bridge Portugal

The longest bridge in Europe, the Vasco de Gama was completed for the World Expo 1998 in Lisbon, commemorating the 500th anniversary of Vasco de Gama's discovery of a sea route to India.

Quick Facts

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Names
Ponte Vasco da Gama Portuguese
Vasco de Gama Bridge
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Timeline

Feb 1995
Construction begins on Vasco de Gama Bridge
10 Apr 1997
A metal falsework collapses during construction of the Vasco de Gama Bridge, killing six workers.
29 Mar 1998
Vasco de Gama bridge opens