Description The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon's other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 1998, 18 months after construction first began, just in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India.
Paulo Dias, Lisboa - Portugal Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Born in 1970 lives in Lisbon since 1974. Had professional training in electronics and worked as a computer technician by mid-1999 when he founded a company specializing in printing equipment maintenance. It has always been a photographer of family photos without great pretensions, but he always liked to enjoy the art of photography from other magazines, books and exhibitions. It is only in 2007 that has a touch more serious and ambitious with this art with the purchase of a DSLR camera. The proximity of the coast and daily visual contact with the sea, made the landscape photography his passion.