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White Bridge (Zubi Zuri)

Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain (Castaños)
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Ranked #19 of 53 Attractions in Bilbao
Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: Zubizuri Bridge The Zubizuri Bridge is a white bridge over the Nervion River that links the Campo Volantin right bank and the Uribitarte left bank... more »
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Villereal, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Sounds daft to say that, but it is there in your face tempting you after you have walked past the Guggenheim museum. Striking archetecture

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Greve, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Its worthwhile to pay a visit to this bridge, it is very nice. Access ramps and stairways are located on both banks and it offers pedestrians a convenient route from hotels to the nearby Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. The bridge is designed by architect Santiago Calatrava opened in 1997.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

just love the way the bridge curved and dropped away loved the design and my daily route to work! it delivered you to the centre of town where you could go in any direction

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Chester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The bridge looks lovely and is in keeping with the modernist feel to Bilbao's architecture. I gather that the surface was initially of glass but so many people slipped and fell in wet weather that they carpeted over the glass at a cost almost equal to the original commission!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We parked high up in a residential area of Bilbao and walked down. Whilst walking along the river we crossed this bridge which I thought was very pleasant. We have a few similar to this in the UK. A nice quirky piece of architecture in a great location.

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New Delhi
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Do walk across it if you can, it looks really cool at night all lit up. But it is just a pedestrian bridge at the end of the day.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's different, it's sexy. Very photogenic. The deck might have been originally made of glass, but the decision to carpet it adds to the sexiness of it. Walking on weary feet feels so welcoming! I would cross this bridge several times in my 3-day stay, and I took photos of it during different times of the day. Thoroughly recommended!

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Helsinki, Finland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Santiago Calatrava is a great modern architect. The bridge is not so well maintained but fascinating. It is also famous for its slippery. It is very near the Guggenheim museum.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If this is the footbridge I think it is, it is a wonderful jeu d'ésprit by the engineer who designed it. Not a straight element in it; great fun. To be seen, thought about how it was designed and how it was built. Lovely. Tremendous fun.

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Rijswijk, Holland
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the most beautiful bridges in Bilbao, but that is easy because Santiago Calatrava designed it. It is unmistakebly Calatrava (just like the airport).

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