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Vizcaya Bridge, Basque Country, Spain
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Vizcaya Bridge is a World Heritage Site in the Province of Bizjala in the Basque Country.

Completed in 1893, the Vizcaya Bridge is a bridge across the estuary of the Ibaizabal River, to the west of Bilbao. It spans 160 meters across, and stands at a height of 45 meters. The bridge was designed by Alberto Palacio, one of the students of Gustave Eiffel.

The uniqueness of Vizcaya bridge is that it is capable of carrying people and traffic across the river on a high-suspended gondola. As such, it is a transporter bridge - the first of its kind in the world - and it became the prototype for similar bridges elsewhere in Europe. The popular name for the bridge is the Puente Colgante, or hanging bridge.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Vizcaya Bridge was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 9 - 16 July, 2006.

Location: N43 19 23.43 W3 01 00.60 in the Basque Country, Province of Bizjaia.
Inscription Year: 2006
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II
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