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    25th of April Bridge - Great Attractions (Lisbon, Portugal)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of 25th of April Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    The 25th of April Bridge was inaugurated in August of 1966, connecting Portugal’s capital of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada.

    At the time of its completion, its span over the Tejo River made it not only the largest bridge outside the U.S., but the fifth largest suspension bridge in the world as well.

    This 1.5 mile long structure of Portugal, once known as Salazas Bridge, is now the world's 20th-longest suspension bridge.

    It was constructed by the American Bridge Company, which also built San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

    The name 25th of April Bridge was adopted after the successful revolution that took place against the dictator Salazar in 1974.

    Its distinct paint color makes it reminiscent of the famed Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.