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Porto. Ponte Dom Luis I

Porto. Ponte Dom Luis I

seen from the boat doing the River Cruise
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
1/1000s f/8.0 at 21.0mm iso200 full exif

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Konrad Busslinger05-Apr-2017 18:43
Great view from the ship. I remember thast nice time.
Alan Clements03-Jan-2017 14:59
Excellent perspective -v-
Julie Oldfield26-Dec-2016 17:03
Spectacular perspective. V
The Heritage man25-Dec-2016 14:15
A wonderful piece of steelwork.
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