Maria Pia Bridge

  • Bridges
  • Address: Avenida de Gustavo Eiffel,
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Tags: River Douro
  • Gustavo Eiffel's first masterpiece, which he worked on with Theóphile Seyrig, was inaugurated in 1877 and remained in use for 114 years. It has a double-hinged arch that supports a single-track railway deck on truss pillars. In 1982 it was classified as a national monument and in 1999 it gained international recognition as being of historical importance to civil engineering due to its innovative design. It has not been in use since 1991.
  • GPS: 41.140366, -8.59663
  • Bus: STCP - ZR