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Puente Bizkaia

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Address: C/ Barria, N 3 - Bajo 48.930 | Bilbao, 48930, Spain
Phone Number: 94 480 10 12
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An indispensable place if you like industrial tourism!

Bizkaia Bridge is an iron hanging bridge (it is called “Puente Colgante”) built at the end of the 19th century in la Ría (estuary in English) de Bilbao. It is a fabulous example... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Manresa, Spain

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Manresa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bizkaia Bridge is an iron hanging bridge (it is called “Puente Colgante”) built at the end of the 19th century in la Ría (estuary in English) de Bilbao. It is a fabulous example of bridge built in this period, when the blast furnace was very important in the region. It has two big particularities: it is a hanging bridge to... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The locales calle it "el puente colgante de Portugalete". It is the only one of its kind. Eiffel toser like estructure. It das built in order to allow bit ships entering the river Nervion up to the industries that usted to be by the river. On one side you will see the town of Portugalete, con the other si de... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very specific river crossing design this bridge! not easy to find. The crossing itself (few euro's per car + 0.40 euros per person) is funny and really fast! I would recommend paying the fee to be able to walk OVER the steel support structure of the bridge, we just crossed it with our car.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Amazing piece of engineering that should not be missed. I recommend taking the lift all the way up to cross the bridge on foot - great views and excellent commentary on the history and technology of the bridge

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We boarded the metro(3.4E RT) at San Mames Station for 9 stops to Areeta Station. Walked 6 blocks to the river to experience this Unesco site from 2006. Inside the gift shop, we bought tickets(5.6E senior) permitting access to the manned 50 meter enclosed elevator to cross the 160 meter elevated boardwalk and return. Included in the ticket, we were... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you're into architecture of bridges or engineering, then this is definitely worth a stop. I'm glad I went just because it took me further from the city center. Stroll along the waterfront for as long and far as you can, but if you just want views, I preferred the funicular.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you're staying in Bilbao for a few days then it's really well worth catching the Metro Red Line to Areeta to visit this bridge,cross offer and enjoy a few drinks and pinxtos on the other side. It's a fascinating piece of engineering and if you're okay with heights the views from the top walkway are spectacular. Sunday is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We just were amazed at the design of the bridge that was ahead of its time and still functioning--purpose was to transport people and cars across the river without interrupting maritime traffic on the river and avoiding land-consuming ramps leading to a traditional elevated bridge. Very ingenious design! You can easily see the similarity of the design of iron work... More 

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319 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Thrill seeker or mouse, well the answer is both. If you want to be a thrill seeker then you can pay 7€ and walk the upper walkways for panoramic veiws however you must have nerves of steel. Many 16-21 year old males doing this when we visited. This is 50 metres high and you do get taped information in choice... More 

Thank ray r
New Forest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This bridge was recommended by a member of staff at a metro station and was well worth the visit. From Portugalete station there are escalators on the hill down to the bridge, so getting back up is no problem if you decide not to take the bridge. Near the bridge there are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants, and it's worth... More 

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