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Ronda (Málaga) Puente Nuevo

Ronda (Málaga) Puente Nuevo

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There were two great ideas in order to built this bridge. The first of them was thought in 1735, being king Philip V, consisting of a 35 metres diameter arch, and whose works finished only 8 months later. Unfortunately, this bridge did not work, because it collapsed, bringing to death more or less to 50 people.
Few years later the building of a new bridge was begun, in 1751, and it was finished in 1793, at the same time of the celebration of the Royal May Fair of Ronda. The building took more than 40 years, being the executive chief the architect José Martín de Aldehuela, born in the Teruel's province village of Manzanera.
This master building has got a height of 98 metres, built with stone masonry which were taken from the depth of the Tajo's gorge. It allowed the conexion between the modern quarter of the city, called also the market's quarter, and the old quarter of the city, which allowed also the urban development of Ronda.

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smacomber03-Apr-2016 12:52
Very majestic. V
Sam Rua22-Mar-2016 23:59
Fantastic comp and capture.
Yohanan David10-Nov-2014 13:10
Amazing POV of Ronda! V
dirkpiet10-Dec-2013 21:10
Excellent building and photography here V
Guest 26-Jul-2013 17:23
Now I know why you ask hahahha. Impressive!!!!
Ehud Dekel01-Jul-2013 19:28
Quite impressive. Ehud
Dougie Young05-Jun-2013 13:44
Hey, I've been there but was to lazy to go down for a great shot like this..:>
Jim Markowich10-May-2013 17:25
I was going to comment, but so many people above have already written just what I would have!
Stefan Filla21-Apr-2013 19:40
Impressive structures made ​​for eternity.
Your photo has beautiful light and colors..V..
John Barreiro10-Mar-2013 03:13
I have seen photos of Ronda before, but this one is especially impressive. I have never seen that waterfall included. Wonderful photo all around. V
Mike 17-Feb-2013 01:06
Amazing & majestic structure captured beautifully! Great perspective. V++
clickA SF09-Feb-2013 16:08
Fabulous capture and interesting story, Jose! BV
godro08-Feb-2013 19:25
Nice image,bravo!
Lance Blackburn24-Jan-2013 14:07
Excellent composition!
The Heritage man17-Dec-2012 16:30
I have never been there, but it looks very inviting and spectacular.
Denise J T Lee17-Dec-2012 14:20
A breathtaking image !
Peterfree15-Dec-2012 10:55
Several years ago, we visited Ronda. It was a great trip. I like this beautiful image! Well done. V.
Yiannis Pavlis14-Dec-2012 14:30
Excellent photo ,very nicely taken with the low pov.V
Julie Queybronac 14-Dec-2012 09:45
Une composition superbe... !
Christy VB14-Dec-2012 07:58
Wow! This is just spectacular. Great perspective.
vifut06-Nov-2012 03:45
Spectacular view of a spectacular place ! (V)
goelsamuel29-Oct-2012 19:55
Great composition, sharpness and detail! Wonderful shot! V!
Zoltán Balogh28-Oct-2012 09:09
Wow Jose...superb! V
Fabienne26-Oct-2012 21:13
Ce pont est magnifique car il s'intègre parfaitement au paysage. C'est une superbe photo.
Jim & Josefina26-Oct-2012 13:48
Very impressive! Thanks for the history.
meekam tam25-Oct-2012 12:48
A very impressive and artistic structure! No wonder it took 40 years to build. Great perspective, Jose! V
John G Reed25-Oct-2012 12:28
Nicely shot. Best J
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte24-Oct-2012 21:43
Amazing picture! It doesnt get any better than this!

beingme24-Oct-2012 21:09
Wow!! V
David Hasenick24-Oct-2012 13:10
One word... breathtaking!
Georgia Roessler24-Oct-2012 11:35
Really an impressive shot, which only intensifies the drama of this setting!
Ivan Kruys23-Oct-2012 13:26
Excellent capture from a great POV.V!
Chris Spracklen22-Oct-2012 21:13
Fabulous perspective on this remarkable bridge, Jose. *V*
I have visited Ronda several times, but have never seen the bridge from this angle.
MarcViskens22-Oct-2012 19:20
beautiful shot
very well done José
Milan Vogrin22-Oct-2012 13:19
Very nice image.
Guest 22-Oct-2012 13:10
Very nice place and photo.
Brian with an Eye22-Oct-2012 10:51
Paul L-R18-Sep-2012 17:46
Great viewpoint that really adds a sense of scale V
Ton T.28-Aug-2012 13:07
I love this magnificent picture! Great
Noemia Costa Dias23-Aug-2012 21:22
I visited Ronda for the 2nd time last winter but I never descended to view this perspective...this is a great perspective and Ronda is a very beautiful town. V
Jan Morris08-Aug-2012 15:12


Barry McCartney05-Aug-2012 01:36
Love It!!
Jim & Josefina03-Aug-2012 15:35
OMG!!!... Josefina
Jacques Dubé30-Jul-2012 18:32
Great (place and picture)! : )
The Heritage man30-Jul-2012 15:43
My god, that's a very impressive bridge. Must have been a hell of a job to build it without modern equipment.
P.S thanks for your recent comment.
falcone28-Jul-2012 18:36
Wonderful composition. V
Marisa D.L.27-Jul-2012 18:37
It's really fantastic and impressive, very well taken!
Danny Cambré27-Jul-2012 16:31
Beautiful shot. I was there last year but never made it that far down so, I guess, I never got the full view on it. V
Frank Tran27-Jul-2012 01:15
Excellent shot! Great POV. V+
wernere0123-Jul-2012 14:17
Stunning architecture. Great impressive view.
clickA SF23-Jul-2012 11:37
Splendid! BV
Dan Greenberg21-Jul-2012 17:12
A sensational image and a great story of how its subject came to be. ~V~
Paul Runnestř18-Jul-2012 20:47
Great composition of the bridge in Ronda.
Flora18-Jul-2012 14:53
Very beautifully captured and composed image. Outstanding work. BV
Bonnie17-Jul-2012 21:15
An amazing work of art and story very nicely presented. BV
Fay Stout16-Jul-2012 18:56
This is incredible! V
kinta15-Jul-2012 07:34
What a gigantic archtecture took 40 years to be built! Very nice cmposition and best to time to expose with doderate shadows! V!
Michael Tauber12-Jul-2012 14:30
Impressive landscape and photo.
John R. Powell08-Jul-2012 11:14
I remember this well, I went there back in the 1990's, nice photo.
John Rogers04-Jul-2012 09:26
Great viewpoint, inspiring shot~v~
pepe_carmona200004-Jul-2012 06:39
Muy buena, Gran voto
Carl H. Johnson02-Jul-2012 13:23
Awesome POV!!!~V~
John G Reed28-Jun-2012 15:04
Wow, nicely done. Best J
Chris Morton27-Jun-2012 07:45
quite some bridge over quite some gorge
Ceya20-Jun-2012 18:53
Wonderful, fabulous view, very well captured! Interesting (and partly sad) information! Thanks for sharing it! V
Range View 19-Jun-2012 12:11
This was an extraordinary fete to build this impressive structure. You have captured the massive size wonderfully Jose. A spectacular image! V
Mark Chambers15-Jun-2012 21:53
What a place, how do you find them?
Fantastic capture. V
lucanton15-Jun-2012 19:58
Magnifique !
Fabienne15-Jun-2012 19:58
La vue sur ce pont est impressionnante, c'est excellemment réalisé.
Alain Boussac15-Jun-2012 19:39
Superb and impressive.
Helen Betts15-Jun-2012 17:25
Super POV and excellent clarity. Great work, José.
Mike H.15-Jun-2012 14:50
Finding the best perspective again, José!
Indeed, impressive structure and surroundings.
Santi Bravo Figueras15-Jun-2012 14:27
Realment impressionant!
Stephanie15-Jun-2012 12:14
WOW! This is incredibly gorgeous Jose! I've been to Ronda, but don't remember this view of it! BV
Giancarlo Guzzardi15-Jun-2012 11:12
Impressive view of this bridge and canyon. Nicely composed.
Martin Lamoon15-Jun-2012 10:14
Excellent shot, have visited here several times, but only viewed from the top. V
Colin Dixon15-Jun-2012 10:05
Wow what a wonderful landscape V
Graeme15-Jun-2012 09:11
What a magnificent place this is Jose.BV
marie-jose wolff15-Jun-2012 08:42
fantastic and very impressive point of view! V
ac15-Jun-2012 07:54
And good POV !
ac15-Jun-2012 07:52
Lennart Waara15-Jun-2012 07:52
Wow, one of your really great landscape photos and with that interesting history to go with it. Impressive bridge and photo!
McGarva15-Jun-2012 07:33
Stunning setting .... Beautifully framed and exposed! :)
fdt15-Jun-2012 07:10
Excellent shot of this impressive scenery. f.
Bob White15-Jun-2012 07:01
Magnificent work, very impressive beautiful structure and beautifully captured by you ...v
woody3415-Jun-2012 05:52
That is a magnificent structure have captured it beautifully...
John Hamers15-Jun-2012 05:43
Really impressive bridge !!, beautifully captured !!V
John Reynolds15-Jun-2012 05:31
Great view of this impressive structure. V.
Gill Kopy15-Jun-2012 05:28
A great shot and interesting history V
Bryan Murahashi15-Jun-2012 04:59
Fabulous tall bridge from the ages. V
Gérard Koehl15-Jun-2012 04:38
Wow.. Magnifique endroit. V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad15-Jun-2012 04:24
Fantastic! V
Yvonne15-Jun-2012 04:17
Wow, that's quite a drop there, imagine the workers working on the building of all of these buildings! Spectacular shot! v
Dennis Hoyne15-Jun-2012 03:46
An absolutely stunning image! v.
larose forest photos15-Jun-2012 03:44
A very impressive view of the natural and the built landscape. Wonderful perspective and an awesome image. V
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