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Vizcaya Bridge

 Vizcaya Bridge: The bridge is situated in Getxo near Bilbao in Spain. The Vizcaya Bridge spans the river Nervion. The Vizcaya Bridge was designed by a pupil of Gustave Eiffel and built in 1893. The Vizcaya Bridge is regarded as one of the noticeable architectural iron constructions of the Industrial Revolution. The Vizcaya Bridge was the solution of connecting the towns Portugalete and Getxo without disrupting the maritime traffic to the Port of Bilbao. The Vizcaya Bridge is the oldest transporter bridge in the world and still in use. The bridge transports pedestrians, cars, cyclists and even trucks across the river Nervion in a hanging gondola. We crossed the river by car in the hanging gondola of the Vizcaya Bridge. The Vizcaya Bridge is also known as 'Puente Colgante', the Hanging Bridge. The Vizcaya Bridge became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2006. Photo Art: Vizcaya Bridge 

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Vizcaya Bridge - The Vizcaya Bridge is the first combination of iron technology and steel cables, a new form of constructing bridges, which was later imitated...

The Vizcaya Bridge is the first combination of iron technology and steel cables, a new form of constructing bridges, which was later imitated throughout the world. The Vizcaya bridge is a transporter bridge, also known as an aerial bridge or ferry bridge, a gondola transports cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles. The Vizcaya Bridge was designed by the engineer Alberto Palacio, a pupil of Gustave Eiffel. The Vizcaya Bridge was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2006.

  1. Vizcaya Bridge - The Vizcaya Bridge is the first combination of iron technology and steel cables, a new form of constructing bridges, which was later imitated...

    The Vizcaya Bridge is the first combination of iron technology and steel cables, a new form of constructing bridges, which was later imitated throughout the world. The Vizcaya bridge is a transporter bridge, also known as an aerial bridge or ferry bridge, a gondola transports cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles. The Vizcaya Bridge was designed by the engineer Alberto Palacio, a pupil of Gustave Eiffel. The Vizcaya Bridge was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2006.

  2. Vizcaya Bridge - The Vizcaya Bridge was the most important project of the Spanish engineer Alberto Palacio, the construction was completed in 1893. The...

    The Vizcaya Bridge was the most important project of the Spanish engineer Alberto Palacio, the construction was completed in 1893. The bridge is situated in the town of Getxo, 14 km north of Bilbao in Spain. The bridge is considered to be one of the most outstanding constructions of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and one of the greatest enginering achievements of the 19th century. The Vizcaya Bridge is the oldest transporter bridge in the world. 

  3. Vizcaya Bridge - The hanging gondola of the Vizcaya Bridge. The Vizcaya Bridge is in use for more than 125 years. The bridge is 45 metres high and the total...

    The hanging gondola of the Vizcaya Bridge. The Vizcaya Bridge is in use for more than 125 years. The bridge is 45 metres high and the total lengt of the bridge is 160 metres.The Vizcaya Bridge transports pedestrians and cars across the Nervion in a hanging gondola. The hanging gondola can transport six cars and several dozen pedestrians and cyclists. It takes less than two minutes to cross the river Nervion.

  4. Vizcaya Bridge - The Vizcaya Bridge and its gondola hovering above the river Nervion. The Vizcaya Bridge spans the mouth of the river Nervion. The Vizcaya Bridge...

    The Vizcaya Bridge and its gondola hovering above the river Nervion. The Vizcaya Bridge spans the mouth of the river Nervion. The Vizcaya Bridge is situated in Getxo near Bilbao in Spain. The Vizcaya Bridge was built in 1893. The Vizcaya Bridge is also known as the 'Puente Colgante', the Hanging Bridge. Nowadays, the bridge is still in use, the service was only interrupted during the Spanish Civil War.

  5. Vizcaya Bridge - The Vizcaya Bridge is considered a technological wonder of the 19th century. The Vizcaya Bridge was the solution of connecting the...

    The Vizcaya Bridge is considered a technological wonder of the 19th century. The Vizcaya Bridge was the solution of connecting the Spanish towns of Portugalete and Getxo without disrupting the maritime traffic to the Port of Bilbao. The Vizcaya Bridge is made of iron and steel. The iron was extracted from the mines in the vicinity of Getxo, which increased the welfare in the region, therefore the Vizcaya Bridge is a symbol of a new era.

  6. Vizcaya Bridge - During the Spanish Civil War, the upper section of the Vizcaya Bridge was dynamited. From his house in Portugalete, the engineer Alberto Palacio,...

    During the Spanish Civil War, the upper section of the Vizcaya Bridge was dynamited. From his house in Portugalete, the engineer Alberto Palacio, the designer of the Vizcaya Bridge, saw his masterpiece partially destroyed. Four years later, the bridge was restored. Alberto Palacio died a few months before the restoration. The Vizcaya Bridge was the first transporter bridge in the world built of metal, the reason why the Vizcaya Bridge became an UNESCO World Heritage.