The Louis I Bridge

The Ponte Luís I or Luiz I, is a bridge in metallic structure with two trays, built between the years 1881 and 1888, linking the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia (North and South margin, respectively) separated by the Douro River in Portugal.

This construction came to replace the old suspension bridge that existed in the same place and was carried out by the project of the Belgian engineer Théophile Seyrig, who had previously collaborated with Gustave Eiffel in the construction of the bridge of D. Maria Pia, Railway.

The bridge was inaugurated in 1886 (top board) and 1888 (bottom board and full operation entry)

Let’s go for a ride!