The river is an important part of the structure of the city as well as an integral part of the industry in the area.
|Buildings along the river|
There is very little industrial traffic along the river now but it still used frequently for sporting activities such as canoeing and pleasure sailing. The port of Bilbao is still very much in use for industrial activity and there is a frequent ferry service between Bilbao and Portsmouth in the UK.
|Bridges across the river|
With the city being built on both sides of the river there are many bridges joining the two shores for road transport as well as people on foot. The designs range from the classical to the ultra-modern, something to suit all tastes!