No, that’s not the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco – but it looks just the same. During your Lisbon visit you can see the Ponte 25 de Abril (Bridge Of April 25th), originally called Ponte Salazar (Portuguese nationalist dictator) but renamed after the date of the so-called Carnation Revolution in 1974.
The construction started in 1962 and after 4 year it was completed, led by the American Bridge Company. The steel for the bridge was imported from America. With its total length of 2,278 meters, it is the third longest suspension bridge in the world and connects the district of Alcantara and the city of Almada on two sides of the Tagus.
The bridge is passable by car as well as train but closed to pedestrians. Every day the bridge is crossed our used by almost 400,000 people in about 150,000 vehicles. For James Bond fans this is a place to be in Lisbon, because in 1969 George Lazenby alias James Bond drove over the bridge in “On her Majesty’s Secret Service”. So, you can breath real James Bond air during your Lisbon trip.