The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge located in the city of Lisbon in Portugal and crosses the Tagus River. The bridge is named after Vasco da Gama. He was a Portuguese explorer who found the sea route to India in 1498.
The construction of the bridge started in 1995, the bridge was completed in 1998 for the world exhibition in the city. The bridge has a life expectancy of 120 years, having been designed to withstand wind speeds of 250 km / h
The Vasco da Gama Bridge is Europe's longest bridge with a length of 17185 meters.