June 2017 Picture of the Month


The Puente Vizcaya in Portugalete near Bilbao in northern Spain, was the world's first transporter bridge, opened in 1893. 124 years later, it still operates 24 hours a day. We have just returned from a fabulous visit under the guidance of Javier Goitia, the bridge's Consultant Engineer. The depth of Javier's knowledge about the bridge seems as limitless as his enthusiasm for it, so we gathered a phenomenal amount of information for the forthcoming book.

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