Sunday, March 23, 2008

Look Familiar?

You may remember I did a blog post last year about some lookalike bridges around the country.

Well, this takes the cake!

BuboBlog has learned that Lisbon has a bridge that looks almost exactly like the Golden Gate. BuboBlog East Bay Correspondent Tara recently returned from a trip to Portugal with a postcard of Lisbon's "25th of April" bridge (pictured). What gives, Portugal?!

It turns out this bridge was built about 30 years after ours by the same construction company.

Actually, upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the Golden Gate has more of an art deco look to its towers (see below). That makes it cooler, I'd say. Theirs looks like a cheesy erector set.

The one thing that the Portuguese bridge has over us -- trains run on it. That was once planned for the Golden Gate as well, but to date, it's never happened. (Mainly because Marin County desperately wants to keep us city folk out.)