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Porto - My birth town

The Ponte da Arrábida (Arrábida Bridge), which contains a 270m span, set the world record for concrete bridges for some time. The arch is 52m tall and the plate rises up to 70m above water level. The construction lasted from May 1957 to 22 July 1963, day of its opening., day in which televisions from all around the world had cameras installed at a safe distance to transmit the images of a falling bridge. Well ... it still is here and I praise the gods because I use it each week day :-)

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Feb 07 2007 12:09 GMT sini
Wonderful framing with that great bridge!
Feb 07 2007 13:31 GMT jceca PRO
this are so great photos, my friend ... i don't know which one i like better ...
you are super guide ... :-))
Feb 07 2007 13:34 GMT Taxonomist
One of this days I will start posting about port wine dear :-) Then you will talk again :-) lolol
Feb 07 2007 13:38 GMT jceca PRO
greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat decision !!!!! :-))
Feb 07 2007 17:04 GMT NeiK
I really like this series. Beautiful photos and a really interesting story in this one. I'm glad to hear that the bridge turned out to be safe for you to use. :)
Feb 07 2007 21:36 GMT Molivac
Preciosas vistas de Porto !!!!
Feb 08 2007 10:29 GMT EuCarlosFilipe
Great framing on this one....and so informative even for portuguese like me!!!!
Feb 10 2007 02:11 GMT Poulet PRO
Great framing ! Great bridge !!
Oh !!....Your birth town has a great football team too !! ;o))

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