2019 An Image A Day: Travels, Landscapes, Birds, Wildlife & People - birdshooter

25th of April Bridge

As you enter Lisbon, Portugal on a cruise ship, you pass under the 25th of April Bridge. It stretches across the estuary of the Tagus River connecting Lisbon with the municipality of Almada. It was opened in 1966 and originally named the Salazar Bridge after Portugal's dictator. The name was changed after the people booted him out and renamed the date of their "carnation revolution."
The bridge upper deck carries six car lanes while the lower deck has carries a double track railway.