Assut de l'Or Bridge, Valencia

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The Assut de l'Or Bridge is a dazzling white single-pylon cable-stayed bridge, designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava, and completed in December 2008. The name l'Assut de l'Or means the Dam of the Gold and refers to a dam that was formerly located nearby - although locally it is referred to as "El Jamonero" ! The bridge is called the Serreria Bridge by its designer, Santiago Calatrava.The bridge is located in central Valencia, Spain in its City of Arts and Sciences complex, which also includes a science museum, a covered plaza for concerts and sporting events, the 3rd largest aquarium in the world, a multifunctional arts complex and opera house and, planetarium and Imax The design of the bridge is a variant of Santiago Calatrava's pioneering 1992 design of a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge in Seville, Spain. In the Serreria bridge, the pylon is curved backward and also back-stayed to concrete counterweights in the roadway. The aesthetic effect of the Serreria bridge arises in part from the curved pylon and the 29 parallel cables supporting the bridge deck, accented at night by spot lighting of the cables and the pylon. The bridge deck has two carriageways, three lanes each for cars and one additional lane for a tramway, and another for pedestrian and cycle traffic, this last along the middle spine of the deck by the cable stays. Although the parallel cables and curved pylon are essentially in one vertical plane, because of the changing curvature of the pylon, like that of a planar spiral curve form, there might be an optical illusion when the bridge is view from the side that the pylon and the cables may appear to be not planar.
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  • Bridge present in the modern city, be sure to visit the entire region that counteracts with the entire historical city of Valencia.
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  • A great bridge, it's like being transported to the future or another galaxy. A masterpiece. Crossing it is beautiful.
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  • Great bridge. Also for hiking and biking.
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