Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto

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Traverse the iconic Ponte de Dom Luis I along its pedestrian pathway for beautiful views of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. When it was completed in 1886, this 172 m (564 ft) bridge was the longest of its kind in the world. Now the two-hinged, double-deck, arched steel bridge is beloved for the spectacular vantage points it offers. The bridge is comprised of a lower section for cars and an upper section for a light rail and pedestrians. If you walk across the bridge, you can take photos from the high above the Douro River. See Ponte de Dom Luis I and all Porto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto travel route planning app.
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  • The stairs leading up to the bridge from the Ribera was tiring but at the end very rewarding with the amazing view from atop. 
    The stairs leading up to the bridge from the Ribera was tiring but at the end very rewarding with the amazing view from atop.  more »
  • An attractive bridge to cross the river. We walked across as this was once of the ways to get to the winery, Calem. Lots if people walked, biked and scootered across. It takes about ten to fifteen.....  more
    An attractive bridge to cross the river. We walked across as this was once of the ways to get to the winery, Calem. Lots if people walked, biked and scootered across. It takes about ten to fifteen.....  more »
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  • A very impressive structure. Important to wander across as the views from each side are wonderful. Pavements narrow and traffic fast sometimes. Well worth going up to the top level as well. The views are magnificent.
  • Beautiful bridge, we crossed so many but i believe this one mirrors San Francisco bridge as the same firm designed it. Very nice experience... Hope I'm not confusing it with April 25 bridge, also a beautiful sight to behold...

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