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Infante Bridge
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Infante Bridge

Inaugurated in March 2003, the Infante Bridge was named in honor of the Infante D. Henrique. It's a unique piece of engineering, designed by architect Adão da Fonseca, and was built to accommodate cars that were no longer able to drive on the upper level of the Luis I Bridge, now used by the Porto Metro. It's a high elevation bridge, with a Maillart-type elliptical arch that is so unusually wide and shallow that it holds a world record for the ratio of its height of 25 meters and its span of 280 meters.

Within this type of bridge, the Infante Bridge is considered one of the most beautiful by experts worldwide. The bridge connects the area of Fontaínhas - one of the liveliest areas around the time of S. João festivals - in Porto, to the town of Oliveira do Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia.

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