25th of April Bridge, Lisbon

Being content creates simplicity in life.

~John Heider~

Previously known as The Salazar Bridge, named after a Portuguese dictator.
When his regime fell on the 25th of April 1975, it was renamed to “25th of April” Bridge.

The 27th largest suspension bridge in the world, connecting the city of Lisbon to Almada.

lisbon bridge 1

What really caught my attention was its design that is similar to The Golden Gate Bridge.
As a Charmed series’ fan, I was infatuated when I first saw it.

My cab driver was happily telling about the company that built the bridge, which he claimed to be the same as the one that built the Golden Gate Bridge.

But later I found out that the company actually built the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (not the Golden Gate).

To me, it didn’t really matter who built the bridge. Being able to see it myself, and actually crossing the bridge was enough.

lisbon bridge 2

And to have dinner in a restaurant with the bridge as the background, while witnessing the day turned to night was an awesome experience.

lisbon bridge 3

I’m truly grateful to my supervisor for giving me this opportunity, who fought for my right to get the fund from the university, and of course to the Computer Science department who paid half of the cost 😀