30 COM 8B.49
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Hertage List (Vizcaya Bridge)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1,
2. Inscribes the Vizcaya Bridge, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii):
Criterion (i): The Vizcaya Bridge is a dramatic and aesthetically pleasing addition to the river estuary and an exceptional expression of technical creativity, reflecting an entirely satisfactory relationship between form and function.
Criterion (ii): Vizcaya Bridge, through the development of the hanging transporter mechanism and its fusion of iron working technology with new steel cables, created a new form of construction that influenced the development of bridges around the world over the next three decades and exported French and Spanish technologies.