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Vizcaya suspension bridge

  • View of the Vizcaya suspension bridge. Portugalete, Vizcaya-Bizcaia © Turespaña

    View of the Vizcaya suspension bridge. Portugalete, Vizcaya-Bizcaia © Turespaña

  • View of the Vizcaya suspension bridge. Portugalete, Vizcaya-Bizcaia © Turespaña

    View of the Vizcaya suspension bridge. Portugalete, Vizcaya-Bizcaia © Turespaña

  

Category

Bridge

Date

Siglo XIX

Style

Neo-classical
Muelle Churruca
Portugalete
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country
Vizcaya - Bizkaia

Telephone+34 944801012

E-mailpromocion@puente-colgante.com

Websitehttp://www.puente-colgante.com

It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Puente de Vizcaya Bridge is very close to Bilbao, and is the world's oldest transporter bridge. It is fully functional to this day: almost six million passengers cross it every year. It was inaugurated in 1893, the work of architect Alberto de Palacio. The structure is 45 metres high and 160 metres long. It crosses the Nervión River between the towns of Portugalete and Getxo. It was a revolutionary work of engineering and was the world's first transporter bridge, allowing boats to cross underneath at the same time, thanks to the hanging gondola that moves from one side to the other. This technique was later used on many similar bridges in Europe, Africa and America.

Puente de Vizcaya Bridge was the first Industrial Heritage Site declared in Spain. UNESCO describes it as "a perfect combination of functionality and aesthetic beauty, in an exceptional expression of technical creativity". Furthermore, we should also mention its influence in the development of future transporter bridges, many of which have since disappeared.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Apr 01 to Oct 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The opening hours shown are for the lifts. To see the opening hours of the gondola and the shops, please check the official website.

Rates

 

General: €8

Reduced: €6

The prices shown are for the walkway. To see other discounts and prices for the audio guide, guided tours and the gondola, please check the official website.

Services
Audio guides
Shop
Guided tours

Reservations
Website: http://https://oberonsaas.com/puentevizcaya/visitapuentebizkaia

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