25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

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RIBApix ref no RIBA135213
Architect/DesignerMorrow, Irving (1884-1952)
Strauss, Joseph Baermann (1870-1938)
Artist/PhotographerDavis, Bill
Subject Date1966
Image Date2009
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceDavis Portugal - Lisbon - 25 de Abril Bridge
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Bill Davis / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Said to be the longest suspension bridge in Europe and was designed by the same team as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franciso.It was inaugurated on the 6 August 1966 and was named Salazar Bridge, after Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal until 1974. After the Carnation Revolution that took place on the 25 April 1974 and Salazar’s regime was overturned, the Bridge was renamed after that date.

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