Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto, Portugal

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The double-decker Dom Luis I bridge is an icon of the city of Porto. It spans the River Douro linking the Port wine houses of Vila Nova de Gaia with the bustling downtown Ribeira district of Porto. At its construction, its 172 metres span was the longest of its type in the world. It is an idyllic spot for photos where you can also enjoy incredible views.

Photographer: J

The bridge marked a significant step forward in Porto’s economic growth, the only passages across the river were boats lashed together. Today the lower deck of the bridge carries cars while the upper level is utilized by metro Line D and has a pedestrian walkway offering views across the river.

On the top deck you also have a better overview of the Douro, Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia and a number of beautiful sights.

Photographer: Clive Kim

You’ll find the Dom Luis I Bridge’s entry points on the southeastern edge of Porto and the northern edge of Vila Nova de Gaia. The nearest metro stops are Sao Bento in Porto and Jardim do Morro in Vila Nova de Gaia, both on the D (yellow) line.


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