Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ronda - Puente Nuevo

Three bridges span the Tajo Gorge but the newest, the 18th century Puente Nuevo, is the focal point of the town. It is a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. When you stand on the bridge and look into the deep of the gorge below, you will understand why its construction took 42 years! Apparently special machines had to be invented to raise the huge solid stone blocks from the bottom of the gorge.

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