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Vizcaya Bridge, Province of Vizcaya

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Often referred to as Vizcaya Bridge, this is the world's oldest transport bridge, built in 1893. Constructed to connect two towns on opposite banks without disrupting the traffic on the Ibaizabal River, it has successfully performed this service since its opening, with only one four-year interruption, during the Spanish Civil War. The bridge is the only Basque monument on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list, and the only industrial heritage site in Spain. Make Vizcaya Bridge part of your personalized Portugalete itinerary using our Portugalete holiday planner.
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  • The Puente Colgante of Santurzi (near by Bilbao) is such an amazing structure. I was taking a walk along the seaside promenade when I saw this bridge that wasn't a bridge, a cable car swinging as it s...  more »
  • Very old bridge well maintained and great view from upper walkway. Really worthwhile if you're in the area.  more »
  • Very interesting and pretty rare today, bridge solution. The impressive construction, still fulfilling its task. Do not miss, if you traval between Santander and Bilbao.  more »
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  • This is a great place to take in the panorama of the two cities and along with the history of the bridge itself, you might have to wait a while to get up to the top, but its definitely worth it :)
  • This place is filled is a great historical site, giving you great information about how, when and why the bridge was constructed. Furthermore, the view from the bridge is spectacular with the sea on one side, Portugalete on the other side and Getxo on another side.
  • Beautiful place. It is perfectly connected to Las arenas.
  • World heritage site. Don't miss it if you visit.
  • A MUST visit if you come to Bilbao. Very few bridges in the world like this. You can cross it walking or by car in the suspension transporter for small amount of money. You can also cross it from the top part walking, GREAT views from the top.

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