world record in height-to-span ratio

Design and construction of an arch bridge for vehicles and pedestrians, made with post-tensioned reinforced concrete, with two lanes in each direction, sidewalks and median.

The length of the viaduct is 380 m, with a central arch span of 280 m and a height of 24 m (world record in height-to-span ratio).

General Information

  • Location: Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Portugal
  • Contract type: Construction
  • Infrastructure: Concrete arch bridge, with a span of 280 m and a height of 24 m, built over the River Duero, linking Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in the city's historic centre
  • Year of project completion: 2003

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