Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava

The Zubizuri, also called the Campo Volantín Bridge, is a tied arch footbridge across the Nervión River in Bilbao, linking the Campo Volantín right bank and the Uribitarte left bank of the river.
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.

General Information

  • 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

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