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Portugalete Transporter Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Puente de Vizcaya
Beginning of works: 1887
Completion: 1893
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Transporter bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Awards and Distinctions

2006

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Nervión River
Coordinates: 43° 19' 24.00" N    3° 1' 2.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 164 m

Materials

cables steel
towers steel
truss steel

Chronology

16 June 1937

The deck is demolished during the civil war, although the pylons are left in place.

1939 — 1941

Reconstructed by J. Juan Aracil.

Notes

Oldest known transporter bridge.

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Participants

(role unknown)
Reconstruction
Engineering

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002348
  • Published on:
    15/11/2001
  • Last updated on:
    05/04/2020