25th of April Bridge

25th of April Bridge

25th of April Bridge which was completed in 1966 and was originally named after the then dictator, Salazar. The bridge was renamed after the successful revolution of April 25th 1974. If you think that it resembles the Golden Gate Bridge, then your comparison is correct, it was designed by the consortium that constructed the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and also constructed the Ponte 25 de Abril.
Along with the similar appearances both bridges are located in regions of high possible seismic activity and their designs are almost identical. To ensure the bridge has solid foundations, the south tower extends for 80 metres below the water level, which to this day, is still a world record. The bridge spans 2.5 kilometres and is longer than that of the Golden Gate.