Expo ’92 Bridges

June 8, 2009

Location: Sevilla, Spain

As Expo ’92 was built across the street from the main city new bridges were needed to provide access.

Puente de la Barqueta

Engineer: Juan J. Arenas y Marcos J. Pantaleón

Date: 1992

Puente de la Barqueta

Puente de la Barqueta

The first bridge is the Puente de la Barqueta which sits near the center of the Expo.  The bridge is an arch that hangs the deck below it from red cables.  At the end the arch splits to either side of the roadway.

Base of Puente de la Barqueta

Base of Puente de la Barqueta

We headed across the bridge and walked up along the other side of the river.

On Puente de la Barqueta

On Puente de la Barqueta

Puente del Alamillo

Engineer: Santiago Calatrava

Date: 1992

Puente del Alamillo

Puente del Alamillo

The Puente del Alamillo is located on the northern end of the Expo ’92 grounds.  The bridge is a cable-stayed style that uses the weight of the leaning tower to counterbalance the roadway.

Base of Tower of Puente del Alamillo

Base of Tower of Puente del Alamillo

Tower of Puente del Alamillo

Tower of Puente del Alamillo

The bridge itself is rather simple with two roadways on either side of an elevated central walkway.

Puente del Alamillo from fairgorunds

Puente del Alamillo from fairgorunds

Puente del Alamillo

Puente del Alamillo

Photos of the bridges

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