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Puente Bizkaia

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Address: C/ Barria, N 3 - Bajo 48.930 | Bilbao, 48930, Spain
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A wonder of engineering.....

Our daughter lives in nearby Algorta, we walked along the seafront to the bridge. I took the lift up to the gantry and walked across taking in the magnificent views looking up and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Steve B
Le Blanc, France

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Le Blanc, France
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Our daughter lives in nearby Algorta, we walked along the seafront to the bridge. I took the lift up to the gantry and walked across taking in the magnificent views looking up and down the river Nervión and across the district of Las Arenas. My trip across cost 7€, my wife and daughter took the gondola which cost 35c each.... More 

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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I've now been on this one and the one in Newport Wales and there appears to be a few others around the world, including, Warrington and Middlesbrough, no the lads from Auf Wiedersehen did not buy the latter and sell to the American Native Indians. We used the Bridge to get to Portugalete from our Hotel in Getxo, it cost... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Engineers may love this bridge, and its design is certainly unique, with a gondola that tracks back and forth across the river to transport people and vehicles; it's just probably all that interesting to the majority of tourists.

Thank Diana B
Hampshire, UK
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385 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This "hanging" bridge is the main reason most people visit Getxo, and you can see why. It really is a most impressive structure and is an important part of the local history. However, it is not just decorative, as it is a well-used mode of transport.There is a lift,and, for the brave, a walkway across the top! The walk alongside... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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949 reviews
655 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Vizcaya Bridge is an incredible sight to see, such a unique design. The bridge was built in the late 19th century to connect two towns on the opposite sides of the River Nervion, it was built to transport both people and cargo and to also allow ships to pass under. The bridge has a large gondola suspended from above which... More 

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

to walk from one side of the "ria" to the other, while enjoying the breeze and watching the ship traffic from the port of bilbao. The old-school scenery can be seen from up there. there's a small park and several bar/cafes where to get some "bocatas" (snacks) and continue walking around town... Felt surreal.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Get the "Bari" Card at any tobacco shop - costs 3 euros. Charge it with another 10 or so. Half price trips on the Metro and buses. We went to Porugalete on the Metro for about 3 euros round trip, then rode across this funky aerial ferry for another 0.85 or so. Lovely lunch in downtown Getxo [get-cho] after a... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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198 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Our three hour highlights of Bilbao tour from the cruise ship stopped here for 10 to 15 minutes to stretch our legs and see the "hanging" bridge. I was expecting some type of suspension bridge and was surprised to see the bridge section was actually hanging.

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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The trip down to the bridge is an experience in itself. If you can use your Bizkia transport card you save a lot of money. We didn't do the walk across due to windy weather and the €7 cost. Worth crossing both ways for the journey back up the hill via a set of escalators which the kids loved.

Thank Fulgoni
Philadelphia, New York
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1,246 reviews
682 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Best view of the city overlooking the river. Very amazing gondola takes you to the high footpath of the bridge. You can visit both banks of the Estuary. This is worth the visit.

Thank annarc6

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