Ponte de Dona Maria Pia

The D. Maria Pia Bridge, built little above the D. Luís I Bridge, allowed the railway connection between the two Douro sides. Its construction, planned by Eiffel, began in January, 1876. It was built with great precaution because its only roadway is hanging at about 61 metres above the river’s water level. In all the construction were used about 1600 tons of iron, which didn’t even scratch its lines’ harmony and elegance. The works were concluded on November, 4th, 1877 and nowadays, although it is closed, we can still admire its beauty and usefulness.


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Monuments near Ponte de Dona Maria Pia

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