0 IABMAS 2022

"Porta d'Europa" Bridge at Barcelona Harbour

Porta d'Europa (Europe Gate in English) is a bascule bridge that is part of the infrastructure and facilities of the Port of Barcelona. It was inaugurated in June 2000. Designer was Juan J. Arenas. The contractors that participated in the construction of the bridge were FCC (Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas) and Guinovart.

Porta d'Europa bridge held the record for being the largest bridge of its kind in the world. The distance between the rotation joints of each of its leaves, 109 meters, have given it the reputation of being a singular bridge.

The visit will include a meeting with the Head of Maintenance of the bridge and a visit to the port by boat, focusing on the bridge itself.

Date: July 15th, 2022

Language of the visit: English

Final schedule:

  1. 08:50 Welcome and reception of attendees by Public Relations at the entrance of the Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina of the WTC - Barcelona.

  2. 08:55 Walk to the Moll de Barcelona for the maritime visit.

  3. 09:00 Maritime visit with the "Consolat de Mar". The group will embark and disembark at the Moll de Barcelona.

  4. 10:50 End of the maritime visit and walk to the Port de Barcelona Hall.

  5. 11:00 Video presentation "Port of Barcelona" and presentation of "Porta d'Europa" Bridge.

  6. 12:00 End of visit.

Meeting point: Sala Port de Barcelona (Auditorio) - World Trade Center Barcelona Terrassa, 1a planta, Edifici Nord. Moll de Barcelona, s/n. 08039 Barcelona

Europe Gate

Europe Gate