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
Lezíria Bridge is located in Portugal
Lezíria Bridge
Location in Portugal

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.[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]