Lezíria Bridge (Portugal: Ponte da Lezíria) is located near Lisbon, Portugal. It crosses 2 rivers: the big one is the Tagus River and the smaller one is the Sorraia River. Connected Carregado and Benavente.
The Lezíria Bridge is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) long and has a longest span of 3189 ft (972 m). It is a two-way 6-lane high-speed bridge with a speed limit of 120 km/h. It cost 220 million euros (USD 260 million).
- In July 2005, the Lezíria Bridge began construction.
- In 2007, after 23 months of construction, the construction of Lezíria Bridge was completed. On July 8, Lezíria Bridge officially opened for operation.
Building technical parameters
The Lezíria Bridge is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) long and consists of 2 viaducts.
The south viaduct is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) long and crosses the Sorraia River. The North Viaduct is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) long and 3189 ft (972 m) long, crossing the Tagus River.
It is a two-way 6-lane high-speed bridge with a speed limit of 120 km/h. It cost 220 million euros (USD 260 million). It consumed 400,000 cubic meters of concrete, 45,000 tons of steel, 3,000 tons of pre-esforço and 52,300 ml of foundation piles.
Lezíria Bridge uses an innovative toll collection system whose technology can reduce manual charging and simplify the vehicles circulating on site. The toll fee is 1.25 euros.
Lezíria Bridge Data
- Western Europe
- In use
- Official name
- Ponte da Lezíria
- Carregado, north of Lisbon (right bank) Municipality of Benavente (left bank)
- 220 million euros (USD 260 million)
- Jul, 2005
- Construction end
- Jul-08, 2007
- Total length
- 7.3 mi ( 11.7 km )
- Longest span
- 3189 ft ( 972 m )
- Design type
- box girder, viaducts
- €1.25 per passenger car (up to €3.10 per truck)
- Design speed
- 120 km/h （75 mph）
- Road scale
- 6 lanes
- Tagus River, Sorraia River
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