Campo Volantin Footbridge
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Architect Santiago Calatrava
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Location Bilbao, Spain   map
Date 1990 to 1997   timeline
Building Type bridge, footbridge
 Construction System steel inclined parabolic arch with glass decking
Climate warm temperate
Context urban waterside
Style Modern
Notes "Puente del Campo Volantin", or "Zubizuri". Graceful curving glass-decked footbridge. A short walk along the river from the Guggenheim Bilbao by Frank gehry.


Photo, exterior overview

Photo, looking down the main span

Photo, looking along bridge
Discussion Campo Volantin Footbridge Commentary

"As in many other designs by Santiago Calatrava, an apparent disequilibrium or rather a sense of frozen movement is heightened by the lightness of the structure."

— Philip Jodidio. Santiago Calatrava. p152.

Sources on Campo Volantin Footbridge

Philip Jodidio. Santiago Calatrava. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, 1998. ISBN 3-8228-7883-9. photographs, p152-154. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Campo Volantin Footbridge


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