Santiago Calatrava is the most influential Spanish architect in recent decades. His neo-futuristic style has marked the architecture in different cities of the world.
The bridges are considered a cultural phenomenon, among which the Dublin, Valencia, and Seville bridges stand out.
James Joyce Bridge
The James Joyce, opened in 2003, is a road bridge that spans the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland
It is a bridge with a single span of 40 meters in length, cable-stayed to two symmetrical inclined arches.
The bridge was built by the Irish construction company Irishenco Construction, using prefabricated steel segments from the Belfast company Harland and Wolff.
Samuel Beckett Bridge
It has been designed to reduce vehicular traffic in the city center, and it link the north and south banks of the River Liffey. This bridge draws a harp, one of the prominent symbols of Ireland.
It has four lanes for the circulation of vehicles, two lanes for cyclists and two pedestrian crossings, as well as a tram platform for the third railway line that connects the center of Dublin with “The Docks”.
The monumental cable-stayed structure, 124 meters long, 48 meters high and in the shape of an Irish harp, links the south bank of the River Liffey, via Sir John Rogerson’s ‘dock’, with the north, next to the ‘dock’ of the north wall.