The D. Luis I bridge is the main link between Porto and the neighbouring city of Vila Nova de Gaia. Made of metal, the bridge measures about 395 meters long and 8 meters wide and is divided into two decks that connect both upper and lower parts of the two cities. Théophile Seyrig is responsible for its construction and built it under the orders of King Luis I, who gives it its name. Seyrig had already worked with Gustave Eiffel on the D. Maria Pia bridge, and followed the architectural style of his master. Finished in 1888, the D. Luis bridge is still today one of the most emblematic points in the city of Porto.
Access: Metro – S. Bento + 5 min. walking or Jardim do Morro Tips: To learn more about the Oporto bridges, try the 6 Bridges Cruise!