We have as a strategic line of action the following three basic ideas:
El Transbordador de Vizcaya S.L.
The company was constituted on 21 December 1995 on the call and subsequent award of the corresponding public tender, and has since then operated the shuttle service between both sides of the river without interruption, which is currently its main source of revenue.
In recent years, the company – without reducing the service and optimising the transport, which is the reason behind the Hanging Bridge— has also known how to innovate by diversifying its activities and boosting the tourism aspects (tours, merchandising, etc.) linked in part to the Bridge’s attraction as a unique piece of engineering and, on the other hand, its conditions as a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 2006.
These changes were officially inaugurated in July 1999, with the presence Their Royal Highnesses the King and Queen of Spain, and received new lighting in December of that same year to substitute the previous lighting system from 1991.
In 2002 the Bridge received the Europa Nostra prize given by the European Union Culture Department for its work in recovering and conserving European Cultural Heritage.
Como ya ha mencionado, la adjudicación en 1996 del concurso de explotación supuso un punto de inflexión en el compromiso de puesta en valor de esta obra singular y majestuosa, teniendo como línea estratégica de actuación las tres siguientes ideas básicas: