Ponte de Santa Clara Coimbra

Ponte de Santa Clara Coimbra


Ponte de Santa Clara spans the Rio Mondego


The Ponte de Santa Clara spans the Rio Mondego in Coimbra and is the oldest of the three bridges crossing the river in the city.

The Ponte Europa (Rainha Santa) and the Ponte de Acude are the other newer two bridges.

Ponte de Santa Clara Coimbra
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History

The bridge was designed by Edgar Cardoso (1913-2000) and opened in 1954. It was built during the Novo Estado period under Salazar. Cardoso also worked on two bridges in Porto, the Ponte de São João and the Ponte da Arrábida.

The bridge was designed by Edgar Cardoso (1913-2000)
The bridge was designed by Edgar Cardoso (1913-2000)
Coimbra Attractions

Aqueduto de São Sebastião

Portugal dos Pequenitos

Ponte de Santa Clara Coimbra

Ponte Europa (Rainha Santa)
Ponte Europa (Rainha Santa Isabel)
Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel

The Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel was designed by Portuguese engineer António Reis and was completed in 2004. It has a total span of 329.4 meters. The bridge allows easier road access to the University of Coimbra from the IC2 and from the left bank of the Mondego River.

The Ponte do Açude is a road bridge in the north of Coimbra.


Ponte do Açude

The Ponte do Açude is a road bridge in the north of Coimbra. It opened in 1981. It is just west of the central bus station and carries the A31 highway.

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