This week’s challenge from Patti is a very interesting photographic exercise. I really want to participate, so I have taken advantage of a publication that I had half prepared and I have adapted it for the challenge.
First, a little history. This civil engineering construction was inaugurated on July 28, 1893, being the first bridge of its type in the world and therefore served as a model for numerous bridges built in Europe, Africa and America.
The Bizkaia Bridge is currently considered the oldest transporter bridge in service in the world and one of the eight that are still preserved.
The French civil engineer Ferdinand Arnodin intervened both in the design process of the bridge and in its construction.
The bridge is 61 meters high and 160 meters long. It is a suspension bridge with a ferry boat for the transport of vehicles and passengers, which joins the two banks of the Bilbao estuary in Vizcaya (Spain).
It is a very interesting visit that was recommended to us at the hotel where we stayed in Bilbao. It is about 12 km away and you can also go using the metro. The surroundings are very beautiful, we stayed on the shore of Getxo and walked along the promenade to the old port.
In this image you can see old pulleys that belonged to the bridge.
It was declared a World Heritage site on 13th July 2006. UNESCO granted this recognition when considering that it was “an exceptional expression of creativity, perfectly blending its functionality and aesthetic beauty”.
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: One Subject Three Ways