Assut de l'Or Bridge
|Assut de l'Or Bridge
Pont de l'Assut de l'Or
A view of the Assut de l'Or Bridge on its inauguration day
|Crosses||Turìa Gardens (former riverbed of Turia River)|
|Total length||180 metres|
|Height||125 metres (making it the highest point of the city)|
|Number of spans||19|
|Construction cost||59.9 million Euros|
The Assut de l'Or Bridge (Valencian: Pont de l'Assut de l'Or, Spanish: Puente de l'Assut de l'Or) is a suspension bridge, designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava, and fully 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 Ham Holder)!
The bridge (crossing the Turìa Gardens) is located in central Valencia, Spain in its City of Arts and Sciences complex, which also includes a science museum (Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe), a covered plaza for concerts and sporting events (L'Àgora), the 3rd largest aquarium in the world (L'Oceanogràfic), a multifunctional arts complex and opera house (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia) and, planetarium and Imax (L'Hemisfèric)
The Erasmusbrug in the Netherlands, another single pylon cable-stayed bridge.