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Tejo is the river in Lisbon, the biggest River in the Iberian Peninsula. Known in Spain as Tajo, it’s source is located in Albarracin mountain, at 1593m hight in Spain. Before entering in Portugal, the river crosses different cities in Spain.

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It’s a very important and strategical river for agriculture. You can see on the following map Tejo’s importance on the Iberian Peninsula both for Portugal and Spain resources:
Tejo_River_LisbonIn Lisbon, the Tejo river is crossed by several bridges, the most popular the 25th April Bridge (very similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco), built in 1966, with extension of 2,277 m, it is the 27th largest suspension bridge on the planet. It’s the last bridge that crosses the Tejo River, before it flows into the atlantic ocean.
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But, before the 25th April bridge, the Tejo river expands very wide, and it’s crossed by the Vasco da Gama bridge, the biggest bridge in Europe, with total extension of 17.2km, built in 1998, with a huge cost of $1.1bn.
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