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"All Iron Zubia": the iconic mobile bridge that will link Barakaldo and Erandio

Miguel Castillo

March 30, 2023 | 10:34 p.m.

Unai Rementeria, Deputy General of Bizkaia, has announced that the mobile bridge that will connect Barakaldo and Erandio will bear the name of «All Iron Zubia», in honor of the iron processing industries of the XNUMXth century and the triumphs of Athletic. This infrastructure will be a symbol of the new transformation of the territory and will seek to promote sustainable mobility between both municipalities.

Sustainable mobility and quality of life

The construction of the "All Iron Zubia" bridge responds to the great challenges that Bizkaia faces, such as the energy, digital and sociodemographic transformations. Its main objective is to address a more sustainable development, thus improving people's quality of life and promoting more sustainable mobility. The connection between Barakaldo and Erandio will be carried out through pedestrian and cycle paths, which will allow the inhabitants to move in a more ecological and healthy way.

Bridge features and design

The "All Iron Zubia" bridge will have a metal structure supported on 12 piers anchored to bedrock and distributed in two fixed sections and two mobile sections. The two mobile sections will open by turning clockwise, so that in the section closest to Barakaldo, the central span will be oriented upstream, and in the one from Erandio, downstream.

Current status of the project and budget

Currently, the "All Iron Zubia" bridge project is in bidding periodwhich will end this month. Construction is expected to be completed within 30 months and have an approximate budget of 26 millones de euros.

Conclusion

The “All Iron Zubia” mobile bridge will be an icon of the new transformation of Bizkaia, seeking to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and promoting more sustainable mobility. With its innovative design and features, this infrastructure will connect Barakaldo and Erandio in an ecological and healthy way, becoming a symbol of progress and sustainability in the territory.

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