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Year 2014. This bridge have had different names since the opening in 1966 but Portuguese people, and specially Lisbon people, will always know it by its first name even before it was officially baptised; the Tagus River Bridge or Ponte sobre o Tejo. Bridging Lisbon and Almada cities this bridge is today officially called 25 de Abril to honor the 1974 Carnation Revolution that ended 48 years of dictatorship.
Designed by the same team of S. Francisco’s Architects Office  that designed the Golden Bridge the result has obviously many similarities. Ready in 1966 the train running under the main platform took however more than 30 years to be installed due to constant budget constraints.

This bridge over the Tagus River is today a beautiful landmark of Lisbon and complement an extraordinary postal card.

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