Lezíria Bridge

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Lezíria Bridge
Coordinates 39°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
Carries Six road lanes of  IC 11 -  A 10 
Crosses Tagus River
Locale Carregado, north of Lisbon (right bank)
Municipality of Benavente (left bank)
Official name Ponte da Lezíria
Maintained by Brisa[1]
Characteristics
Design box girder, viaducts
Total length 12 km
Longest span 972 m
History
Construction begin 2005[2]
Construction end 2007[2]
Opened July 2007
Statistics
Toll 1.25 per passenger car (up to 3.10 per truck) northbound or southbound
Lezíria Bridge is located in Portugal
Lezíria Bridge

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, northeast of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the second longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts) and the ninth in the world,[4] with a total length of 12 km. The main bridge spans 972 m over the Tagus River and the Sorraia River. The span lengths are 95 m - 127 m - 133 m - 4 x 130 m - 95 m.

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

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

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