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Stepping out / Civil Engineering Live - Infante Bridge
20 May 2017
Stepping out / Civil Engineering Live - Infante Bridge

Photography: Pedro Figueiredo

On the occasion of the "birth" of Metro do Porto, another structure was created to guarantee the crossing of the Douro river, thereby replacing the Luiz I bridge which was going to be occupied by the Metro structure – that new bridge was called Infante bridge.

That bridge is, since its construction, world record in the lowest relation between the arrow (vertical distance between the structure and the maximum height of the arch) and the interspace (horizontal distance between the starts of the support elements).
Come and discover the interior of this bridge and listen to the explanation of the project and the work by its author - Prof. António Adão da Fonseca, a Master in Art.


Organisation: Civil Engineering Department of FEUP, Rectorship of the University of Porto and Porto Innovation Hub

Guidance: Adão da Fonseca

Date: 20 May 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. (group 1 visit to the bridge) | 11:00 a.m. (group 1 and 2 - conference at Instituto Geofísico da Universidade do Porto) | 11:45 a.m.  (group 2 – visit to the bridge)

Duration: 180'

Capacity: 70 in two groups of 35 each

Target audience: general

Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. group 1 – crossroad of Rua das Fontainhas with Rua de Alexandre Herculano, at the entrance of the bridge, on Porto side | 11:00 a.m. group 1 and group 2 - Instituto Geofísico da Universidade do Porto (Rua Rodrigues de Freitas, Vila Nova de Gaia)

Entry: free entry through previous inscription here

Note 1: The route from Instituto Geofísico da Universidade do Porto to Infante bridge, and the way back, will be held on foot, with approximately duration of 10 minutes – considering that, we recommend the use of comfortable shoes and clothing.

Note 2: the Stepping Out activities aim at the general public. For any participation covering another area, an authorisation must be requested detailing the purpose of that visit.


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