March 13, 2002
Since my hotel was on the north bank of the river, I crossed this bridge every day. You can access either end of the bridge by ramps or stairs, and the bridge is illuminated at night for dramatic effect. The paving of the bridge deck employs embedded strips of laminated glass, so walking across at nighttime is quite a sensory experience. The curved arc and the slender wires gives the bridge a graceful appearance, as if it were some sort of musical instrument. The bridge carries its 300 ton weight gracefully.
This is a nice spot to observe locals walking their dogs or carrying freshly baked baguettes home. The Zubi Zuri is basically a little old bridge elevated to a sculptural art form and acts as a foil to the nearby Guggenheim Museum.
From journal Bill in Spain - BILBAO