25 de Abril Bridge (“Ponte 25 de Abril”) is one of the symbols of Lisbon. From the many hills of the Portuguese capital you can admire the sixth-long suspension bridge in Europe. For us living in the Belém district, it is an usual but never boring sight.
The history of the “25 de Abril Bridge”
The idea of creating a bridge to connect Lisbon with the Amadora city on the opposite side of the Tagus River was born in 1876. However, due to the outbreak of World War II, the project was not resumed until 1958, when the Portuguese government approved the construction plan. The architectural competition was won by the American Bridge Company, which used steel imported from the United States to build this hanging bridge.
25 de Abril Bridge was opened only in 1966. Its first name was “Salazar Bridge”. (“Ponte Salazar”) – in honor of the Prime Minister and dictator of Portugal. On April 25, 1974, a revolution occurred in Portugal. It was later called the “Carnation Revolution” – the inhabitants of Lisbon were decorating with white and red carnations (and stacking them in the barrels of rifles) the soldiers who took part in the coup. To commemorate this event the bridge was renamed “Bridge of 25th April” – “Ponte 25 de Abril”.
Get it On Your Wall
My goal is always to create the best possible and most exciting photos to do justice to the places where they’ve been taken.
Maybe this place evokes some good memory for you?
Or it's a place which you always dreamed to be one day?
I wish a high-quality print of my photo will bring you a feeling of being there at any time!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee
All artwork purchases are covered under our 100%, "take 30 days decide" money back guarantee.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it for a credit, refund or exchange within 30 days.
Lifetime Fade Free
The artworks sold as "Fine Art Prints" are exclusively printed using fade-free fine art archival papers and inks.
If your artwork was to fade, send it back to us and we will replace it at no charge for as long as you own it. No questions asked.
Lifetime Framing Warranty
We use only use the finest archival materials, and we guarantee that our framing will not damage your artwork in any way.
However, if for some reason something was ever to happen, you are 100% covered. If artwork was damaged because of our framing, we will reframe or replace it at no charge.