Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto

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Traverse the iconic Ponte de Dom Luis I along its pedestrian pathway for beautiful views of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. When it was completed in 1886, this 172 m (564 ft) bridge was the longest of its kind in the world. Now the two-hinged, double-deck, arched steel bridge is beloved for the spectacular vantage points it offers. The bridge is comprised of a lower section for cars and an upper section for a light rail and pedestrians. If you walk across the bridge, you can take photos from the high above the Douro River. See Ponte de Dom Luis I and all Porto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto travel route planning app.
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  • We walked across the bridge twice and had to navigate the construction work, which kind of spoiled the view experience. Then we took the Metro and that was better. The bridge is a great work of... 
    We walked across the bridge twice and had to navigate the construction work, which kind of spoiled the view experience. Then we took the Metro and that was better. The bridge is a great work of...  more »
  • The bottom crossing was closed due to construction. The top level is wonderful, not for individuals with any height issues, however. One can take the metro across if desired. The structure is amazing....  more
    The bottom crossing was closed due to construction. The top level is wonderful, not for individuals with any height issues, however. One can take the metro across if desired. The structure is amazing....  more »
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  • A very impressive structure. Important to wander across as the views from each side are wonderful. Pavements narrow and traffic fast sometimes. Well worth going up to the top level as well. The views are magnificent.
  • Beautiful bridge, we crossed so many but i believe this one mirrors San Francisco bridge as the same firm designed it. Very nice experience... Hope I'm not confusing it with April 25 bridge, also a beautiful sight to behold...

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