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Passing by the museum, and the Ria de Bilbao is an impressive Bridge -
This is known as -Euskalduna Zubia in Euskara (Basque), Puente Euskalduna (Spanish) and Euskalduna Bridge (English )
Inaugurated in April 1977, the bridge was built by Javier Manterola. It has a sloping and curved design, with 2 lanes each way for vehicles and a covered pedestrian lane and bicycle lane (pic 3)
At the opposite end of the bridge is the neighbourhood of Deusto, where the University, and student life is to be found. Apparently this area developed separately from Bilbao, and has a 'different feel'. It is sometimes called 'The Republic of Deusto' because of this.
Looking from the bridge over the Maritime museum, you'll see a red crane (pic 3) This is known as 'La Carola' and is one of the few remaining structures from the old shipyard. It was constructed in 1954 by Talleres Erandio, and was used in the construction of big ships.
The name comes from a pretty girl who used to pass by the shipyard daily, (either across the old Puente de Duestu or on a ship called "La Misericordia") and cause the shipbuilders to stop their work, to watch her.
To the right of Puente Euskalduna (if facing Duesto) is the Puente de Duesto, which until fairly recently used to rise to enable boats to pass below.
Directions: Metro San Mames
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