ZigZag Bridge

Puente Zig-Zag (Foto: Carlos Julio González)



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.



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.




Kennedy Avenue, near the Urdesa Bridge.