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White Bridge (Zubi Zuri)

Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain (Castaños)
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Ranked #18 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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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ancona, Italy
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514 attraction reviews
653 helpful votes 653 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After Calatrava's astonishing Alamillo Bridge in Seville, this was very disappointing. The shape isn't clear against the background (and even if it was it wouldn't be all that exciting), the vibrations when you're standing on it produce an unpleasant tightening of the stomach, and it's competing for attention with various other pieces nearby (especially the Guggenheim, of course, but also... More

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Bilbao, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The "White Bridge" is a typical work of Calatrava. Its worthwhile to pay a visit, however it also confirms my assumptions. Calatrava is a very ingenious architect, however nearly all of his works suffer from bad detail engineering. This bridge is very nice, but the idea of using glass for the walkway turned out to be a complete no-go. After... More

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Howden
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18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Were recommended to travel over the bridge by a tourism guide who included it in a circular walk along the river starting at the nearby museum. Great photo opportunity from centre looking back down the river and ideal place to cross for access to famous old town area..

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

From whatever angle you look at this bridge there is something to admire. Take a look for yourself and see if you agree with me.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The bridge serves as a practical srructure in a city that is so walkable and as an attractive architectural statement against the beautiful architecture backdrop of Bilbao. The bridge is hard to miss if you spend even a few hours visiting the city

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new delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

While visiting the city of Old Bilbao had a chance encounter with this bridge. On a single arch the whole bridge is suspended and gives a unique feel and character to this whole place. It is told that earlier this bridge had a glass/ plexiglass walk way but due to surface becoming slippery during monsoons it was replaced with conventional... More

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Porto, Portugal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Is a nice walking bridge. Very pleasant to cross. In the museum side of the bridge there is a tram station.

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Richmond, Virginia
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499 helpful votes 499 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

From an architectural standpoint, the bridge fits very well into Bilbao's wonderful and artistic Riverfront. The bridge has what appears to be a blue-green glass surface. That surface has, for some reason, been covered with a cheap-looking raggedy grey carpet-like surface that is both ugly and unpleasant to walk upon. Still, this is a highly recommended attraction.

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