Santiago Calatrava's Venice bridge 'not fully functional'
Santiago Calatrava’s troubled Constitution Bridge has hit further controversy with the release of a damning report by the city’s office of public works, according to The Telegraph
The report, published on Friday, revealed the bridge ‘is not fully functional’ and listed a number of ‘safety concerns’ with the recommendation that they be monitored carefully.
Called the ‘passageway of light’ by Calatrava, the bridge was opened in 2008, four years behind schedule and, as the AJ reported in August 2008, was 300 per cent over budget according to local councillor Raffaelle Speranzon.
In September 2008, tourists complained of twisted ankles and other minor injuries because they had lost their footing crossing the bridge.
The Spanish architect has built more than 40 bridges in 17 countries, including the Trinity Bridge in Manchester.