Javier Manterola Armisén (born 1936, Pamplona) is a Spanish civil engineer and professor at the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Madrid. Manterola is particularly known for his work as a bridge designer of the engineering firm Carlos Fernández Casado. Author of numerous and varied projects, in collaboration with different Spanish architects as Rafael Moneo, has won over his professional career several awards such as the Premio Príncipe de Viana de la Cultura. He is a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.
Probably, his best known work is the Puente de La Pepa, currently under construction. This bridge is expected to become the main access to the city of Cádiz. Another of his most important designs is the Engineer Carlos Fernández Casado bridge in the AP-66 which spans a part of the Barrios de Luna reservoir in León, which was a world record for a decade in several categories and still is the longest span in Spain. Author of many bridges in Zaragoza, Manterola designed the Manuel Giménez Abad Bridge for Zaragoza's third ring road (Z-30) and the Barranco de la Muerte aqueduct, structure for the Canal Imperial de Aragón to span the previously mentioned Z-30. For the Expo 2008, Manterola designed a pedestrian bridge called Pasarela del Voluntariado. Another of his designs is the bridge on the Ebro for the Spanish high speed railway line Madrid-Barcelona. It is also the author of Puente de Andalucía on the Guadalquivir in Córdoba and Puente de las Delicias in Sevilla. In Vizcaya, Manterola is the author of the Bridge Euskalduna on the Estuary of Bilbao and several bridges for the Supersur motorway.
Manterola has also participated in numerous restoration projects of historic bridges, like the Puente Nuevo in Murcia (2001–2003) in which a city bridge closed to traffic due to structural reasons was transformed into a pedestrian bridge retaining the original structure during the restoration.
Honours and Awards
- 2006: International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering 
- Manterola et al.
- "International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering". IABSE. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- Manterola Armisén, Javier; Fernández Revenga, Javier; Muñoz-Rojas Fernández, Javier (2004), Memorias de patrimonio 1998-2002. Intervenciones en el patrimonio histórico de la Región De Murcia. Inmuebles. Nº 6 (PDF), Murcia, Spain: Consejería de Educación y Cultura. Dirección General de Cultura. Servicio de Patrimonio Histórico, pp. 253–266, D.L.: MU-1.732-2004, archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2011
- Aguiló Alonso, Miguel (2007). Javier Manterola, más allá de la funcionalidad y la belleza. Ingenieria Y Territorio, 79, p. 36-43.