Salazar Bridge over the River Tejo in Lisbon - 1966

Salazar Bridge over the River Tejo in Lisbon - 1966
Documentary film, directed by Leitão de Barros, about the construction of the bridge over the Tejo in Lisbon and was inaugurated on 6 August 1966

To a suspension bridge, all the monumental production of 22,000 tons of metal pieces of steel, for the beam stiffness and board, was performed in Portugal in the workshops of Sorefame. As well as road metal grille. Tempos em que a mão de obra caseira tinha uma incorporação muito significativa nas grandes obras nacionais.

Notice that many of the works were made at about 70 feet above the average level of the river Tejo, and from what we see, no worker used any security system. It is quite evident at home as some employees moved those beams as a corridor of an office move, not to mention raising records when they are hammering in positions apparently unstable equilibrium.

This film is a very unique record of a work that marked the country in those years.

I draw your attention to the south bank in which they see only the fields, far from being a conglomerate housing guess that would emerge like mushrooms.

Note: If someone sober and want to add subtitles in English, this spectacular vidio ... would be very interesting. This site will have international recognition as such would be nice to display English subtitles.

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