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Ronda. Puente Viejo

Ronda. Puente Viejo

Old Bridge
This was the second of the city´s bridges up until the construction of the New Bridge in the 18th Century, thus its current name.
It was built in the 16th Century and not in the Moorish period, during which it was misleadingly called the “Roman Bridge”, although it could have originated then. The construction of the Old Bridge was motivated by similar reasons as the latest of the three, that is to say, to join the old Moorish settlement with the new quarter that had grown up around the Small Marketplace and that is now known as Padre Jesús, after the conquering of the city.
It is a single arch bridge made double brick rings. Nevertheless, and according to remains that can still be observed today close to its foundations, it seems likely that an earlier bridge was constructed at that same location during the same period.

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MarcViskens28-Nov-2012 20:08
Hernan E. Enriquez28-Nov-2012 06:24
Impresionante la foto y la historia!
bill friedlander27-Nov-2012 17:47
Dramatic view of the arch over the deep chasm! The figures add a sense of scale! V
Walter O. Koenig27-Nov-2012 16:03
What a great view, and so nice with the two figures giving scale to this amazing scene. "V"
ac27-Nov-2012 15:02
Another nice POV !!
Irene Wehrli27-Nov-2012 11:25
Wow - amazing! Wonderful pov!
Tom LeRoy27-Nov-2012 09:02
A magnificent bridge, a great POV. V.
John Hamers27-Nov-2012 07:16
Splendid view, love the inclusion of the guy with the red shirt on the bridge !!V
Yvonne27-Nov-2012 06:48
So impressive to see this bridge and the distant scenery, fascinating history to read, Jose! v
Santi Bravo Figueras27-Nov-2012 06:42
Quina zona més impressionant. Gran feina.
John Reynolds27-Nov-2012 06:08
An excellent view of the bridge. V.
Gérard Koehl27-Nov-2012 05:38
Magnifique vue. V
globalgadabout27-Nov-2012 04:52
precipitous, and well-poised in this marvelous landscape..
hge5427-Nov-2012 04:28
Great shot and narrative. Is this the bridge they threw people of of during the civil war?V
Dennis Hoyne27-Nov-2012 04:28
A beautiful and sturdy structure, so well capture, Jose.
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