The Santa Clara Bridge is a highway bridge built in 1951.

Its construction allowed for the replacement of the old iron bridge, which began construction in 1873 and was opened to the public in 1875, and which in turn replaced the old stone bridge dating back to 1513.

It is a bridge based on a project by engineers Edgar Cardoso and António Franco y Abreu, the same ones as the São João and Arrábida bridges, in Porto, among many others.

It was inaugurated on October 30, 1954, by then Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar. It replaced the iron bridge that existed downstream of the current bridge.

It had four lanes and lighting. At the time of the inauguration, the presence of gas lamps was highlighted, as well as a triangle, partially grassed, at the entrance from Largo da Portagem.

 

Rio Mondego - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias

 

Ponte de Santa Clara - Coimbra - O Basófias