ZigZag Bridge

Puente Zig-Zag (Foto: Carlos Julio González)

 

History

The Zigzag Bridge was opened on July 1st, 2012, by Guayaquil’s Mayor Jaime Nebot, as part of the process of urban regeneration of the city.

It is a 220 meters long metal pedestrian bridge, built by the Consortium Torres Veloz, with a cost of 2.6 million dollars, which links the Pier of the University of Guayaquil with the Linear Park in front of the Catholic University.

This Bridge, built with a particular zigzag design, is a structure of six meters wide, it has 20 meters of access ramps to the bridge, a metal roof with curvilinear forms, and it can support up to eight tons of weight, despite being only for pedestrians. Its construction began on July 22, 2011 and took almost a year.

 

Attractions

Its main attraction is the natural environment that borders the Salado Estuary and the mangroves; also it’s modern zigzag design that draws a path between two parallel lines, adapted to the environment of this place; its curvilinear roofs and the floors of cobblestone and stamped concrete.

Visitors can enjoy three planters, viewpoints and eight roundabouts distributed throughout the infrastructure.

 

 

 

Address
Kennedy Avenue, near the Urdesa Bridge.
Parish
Tarqui