Puente Nuevo of Ronda

The iconic Puente Nuevo of Ronda

The Puente Nuevo (New bridge) is a very iconic bridge located in the province of Málaga, about 40 miles west of the city of Málaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world looking like something straight out of Game of Thrones.

This old bridge (was constructed from 1759 to 1793, a total of 34 years) spans the narrow chasm of El Tajo Gorge that separates the historic city of Ronda. The bridge connects two parts of the city known as El Mercadillo and La Ciudad (the old and new towns). It was built with local rocks. The bridge stands 98m from base to top and spans 66m from side to side.

The bridge is a magnet for tourists. It is one of the most emblematic symbols of the city of Ronda. A gruesome rumor persists that Spanish Civil War era prisoners were thrown to their deaths from the bridge, and written about by Ernest Hemingway in the novel For Whom The Bell Tolls. The bridge sits above the Guadalevín River and carries vehicular traffic. It's cobblestone.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: kako ae

 

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