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A different perspective on the City of Arts

A different perspective on the City of Arts

Fourteen bridges cross the old Turia riverbed. The last one, named L'Assut d'Or (The Golden Dam) and recently opened, was designed by Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava. Located in the City of Arts and Science, between the Science Museum and the Ágora to be precise, the bridge is 125 metres high, making it the highest point in Valencia, and the longest bridge in Spain at 180 metres. The main pylon has 72 ribs attached to it weighing twenty one tonnes apiece and 33 cables that make it an imposing cable-stayed bridge that offers an even more spectacular view, if that’s possible, of the City of Arts and Science.