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Porto Ponte de Dom Luis I
10-DEC-2016

Porto Ponte de Dom Luis I

Completed in 1886 by a student of Gustave Eiffel, the bridge’s top deck is now reserved for pedestrians, as well as one of the city’s metro lines; the lower deck bears regular traffic, as well as narrow walkways for those on foot.The bridge's construction was significant, as the area’s foot traffic once navigated a bridge made from old port boats lashed together. To make matters worse, the river was wild back then, with no upstream dams. When Napoleon invaded in 1809, scores were crushed and drowned in the rushing river as a panicked stampede proved too much for the makeshift bridge

Canon EOS 70D
1/500s f/6.3 at 17.0mm iso400 full exif

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Bill Klein07-Feb-2017 21:26
Superb POV! V!
William Barletta30-Jan-2017 19:06
Excellent perspective ~V~
Julie Oldfield26-Dec-2016 17:03
Superbly composed. V
Jeff Real26-Dec-2016 14:02
A tragic story and a very compelling image ~V~
Bryan Murahashi25-Dec-2016 04:19
A nice vantage point and capture.
Dennis Hoyne25-Dec-2016 02:55
A lovely river scene!
Helen Betts25-Dec-2016 00:37
Excellent perspective for this very attractive bridge. V.
Alexander Kazakov24-Dec-2016 21:49
Great view! V
Martin Lamoon24-Dec-2016 21:07
Sad history, but a fine scene.
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laine24-Dec-2016 20:04
What a sad history...but a beautiful place
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