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Emilio Biel 
Construction of the "Ponte Maria Pia" in Porto [Portugal] 
[ConstruţŇo da "Ponte Maria Pia", no Porto] 
1877, 15 August 
  
Albumen print 
Private collection of Manuel Magalhaes 
 
LL/45684 
  
The Ponte Maria Pia is a railway bridge built by Gustave Eiffel in Porto, Portugal. Construction started on 5 January 1876 and completed on 4 November 1877. At the time of construction it was the longest arch bridge in the world at 160m. 
 

 
  
 
  
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