Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

1-1969

Description

The 25 de Abril Bridge in Portugal is the largest suspension bridge in the world. Crossing over the Tagus River, the bridge was built by the American Bridge Company and inaugurated in 1966. It connects the capitol, Lisbon to Almada. Until 1974 the bridge was known as the Salazar Bridge. It was named for Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, who served as prime minister and founded the Estado Novo, the authoritarian government that presided over Portugal until 1974.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_de_Abril_Bridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/António_de_Oliveira_Salazar

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Bridges -- Suspension Bridges; Bridges -- Portugal; Tagus River (Lisbon, Portugal);

Country Name

Portugal

Region Name

Lisboa

City Name

Lisbon

Keywords

highways, bridges, 25 de Abril Bridge, Portugal, Tagus River

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