Alamillo Bridge, Seville
Santiago Calatrava 

Alamillo Bridge, Seville

Santiago Calatrava 


The original design, a viaduct 4,300 meters long with two causeways and two bridges, is seen altered in its execution because of the different ownership of its parts, resulting in the eventual construction of only one bridge. The roadway, covering a distance of 250 meters, is suspended from the cables of a mast some 162 meters high. It permits the circulation of both vehicles and pedestrians, the latter of which occurs along two depressed sections on both sides of the central road. Spanning the Guadalquivir River, the bridge forms a part of the series of structures linking the old quarter of Seville with the 1992 Expo grounds. Its size and privileged position on the edge of the park of La Cartuja provide for it added visibility, while its inclined lyre shape clearly exhibits the sculptural, engineering language of its author...
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