Lezíria Bridge

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Lezíria Bridge
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Coordinates39°00′45″N 8°56′00″W / 39.0125°N 8.933333°W / 39.0125; -8.933333Coordinates: 39°00′45″N 8°56′00″W / 39.0125°N 8.933333°W / 39.0125; -8.933333
CarriesSix road lanes of  IC 11 -  A 10 
CrossesTagus river
LocaleCarregado, north of Lisbon (right bank)
Municipality of Benavente (left bank)
Official namePonte da Lezíria
Maintained byBrisa[1]
Designbox girder, viaducts
Total length12 km
Longest span972 m
Construction start2005[2]
Construction end2007[2]
OpenedJuly 2007
Toll1.25 per passenger car (up to €3.10 per truck) northbound or southbound

The Lezíria Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte da Lezíria) is a box girder bridge[3] flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus river and the Sorraia River between Carregado and Benavente, north-east of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the second-longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts) and the ninth longest in the world,[4] with a total length of 12 km. The main bridge spans 972 m over the Tagus and the Sorraia rivers. The span lengths are 95 m - 127 m - 133 m - 4 × 130 m - 95 m.

The bridge was constructed in 21 months using the balanced cantilever method and opened to traffic on July 2007.[citation needed]


The bridge carries six road lanes, with a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph), the same as motorways.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brisa". Brisa. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  2. ^ a b Lezíria Bridge at Structurae
  3. ^ "Ponte da Lezíria (Alenquer, 2007) - Structurae". Structurae.
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link]