The Patto bridge a historic monument built by the Portuguese is a small bridge in Panjim the capital city of Goa. The bridge is the extension of the causeway known as Ponte de Linhares that is about 3.2 kms long and is considered to be one of the longest bridge in South Asia. Also the oldest causeway of its kind it links Panaji with the Ribandar village.
It is known that the Portuguese Viceroy Conde de Linhares Dom Miguel de Noronha who controlled the three talukas of Goa - Tiswadi, Bardez and Salcete from the capital city Velha Goa or Ela (today known as Old Goa) linked Panjim to Ribandar for light traffic coming from Old Goa. It was thus named after him.
After liberation of Goa the Panjim side of the Ponte de Linhares bridge was known as the Patto Bridge. The bridge a fine piece of architecture with Roman style arches is built of laterite stone and the area around the bridge is known as Patto.