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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 The deck might have been originally made of glass, but the decision to carpet it adds to the sexiness of it.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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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122 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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Ancona, Italy
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773 helpful votes 773 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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