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Committee Decisions

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.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Spain
Properties: Vizcaya Bridge
Session: 30COM