The Luis I Bridge in Porto, Portugal is one of my favorite bridges yet. It crosses the Duoro River joining the city of Porto and the city of Vila Nova de Gaia. The fascinating thing about this bridge is that it has a double deck. Pedestrians and the metro cross on the top deck while the lower deck is for cars and also for pedestrians.
As you will see in my video below, the top deck of the bridge can be quite windy. Since I am so small, I was a little bit nervous that I might blow off the bridge!
The bridge was completed in 1886 by architect Téofile Seyrig who was a student of the famous Alexandre Gustavo Eiffel, the architect of the Eiffel Tower.
It was was named “Ponte Dom Luis I” (King Luis I Bridge) after King Luis I. Currently, Porto has a total of six bridges, and two more have been proposed.
I was a little nervous crossing the upper deck on the bridge, but the views really were amazing from up there. However if you are scared of heights, you may want to stick to walking across the lower deck.
Do you have a favorite bridge? If so, what makes it so special?
Your bridge-walking friend,