Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
It is an elevatad pedestrian crossing over the Nervión estuary that connects, by means of ramps and stairways, Paseo Campo Volantín, on the right bank, with Paseo de Uribitarte, on the left bank.
The steel arch, which has a 50-cm thick circular section, has a final height of 15 metres. The entrance, with a total length of 75 metres, rises to 8.5 metres with respect to its highest water level to make way for boats passing underneath the bridge. This project was completed in 1997.
- Location: Bilbao, Spain
- Contract type: Construction
- Infrastructure: Large parabolic arch made of folded steel; 15 metres high, 75 metres long, and 8.5 metres above the river
- Year of project completion: 1997