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The Roman Bridge of Córdoba

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Hello friends today I present this view of the Roman bridge of Córdoba with the columns of the door to the left of the bridge and Calahorra tower in background, from the last remodeling is pedestrian as seen in the view, I hope you like . Here is some information about the bridge.

Córdoba The Roman Bridge is located on the Guadalquivir River as it passes through Córdoba, and joins the neighborhood of Campo de la Verdad with Cathedral Quarter. Also known as the "Old Bridge" was the only bridge in the city which was for 20 centuries, until the construction of the San Rafael Bridge in the mid-twentieth century. On January 9, 2008 and was inaugurated as discussed remodeling the Puente Romano has had in its history.
Since 1931, the bridge, along with the door of the bridge and Calahorra Tower is declared of cultural interest in the monument category.

Built in the early first century AD, during the time of Roman rule in Córdoba, on the Guadalquivir river (probably replacing a more primitive wood), has a length of about 331 meters and consists of 16 arches, although originally had 17 . He was one of the most important means of entry to the city from the south of the Iberian Peninsula as the only point to cross the river without using any type of boat. Probably the Via Augusta that went from Rome to Cadiz went through him.

From the time of Muslim rule found in the south end of the defensive tower in Calahorra and the northern tip Gate Bridge. This is also called by the people wrongly Cordoba Triumphal Arch, because it was never an Arc de Triomphe, but one of the doors of the old wall. The current Gate Bridge was made by the architect Hernán Ruiz II in 1572. In the center of the bridge is a triumph of San Rafael, which dates from 1651, sculptor Bernabe Gomez del Rio.

In more recent times, the Roman Bridge became the gateway to the city for travelers who came from the south of it. Not surprisingly, stood at the end of the bridge, at Gate Bridge, the south of the city octroi (Office at the entrance of the stocks which pay excise duties). Moreover, the Roman Bridge was part of the National Highway IV, being crossed by travelers coming down from central Spain to the south and vice versa.
On May 1, 2004 was converted into a pedestrian bridge, vedándose to motorized traffic.

Throughout its history it has undergone several reconstructions, especially one in the Caliphate, one after the Reconquista and another in the early twentieth century. These arrangements were more aesthetic than structural. In fact, only the bow number 14 and number 15 (start counting from the Puerta del Puente) are original.

In 2006 it was closed to traffic for conservation works structure and remodeling, both internally and externally. This reform of the bridge ended January 9, 2008 and was directed by the municipal architect Juan Cordoba Cuenca Montilla (Genil Bridge, Córdoba, 1934). The restoration resulted in a controversy due to the radical nature of remodeling that has given the unusual looking bridge, was far removed from its identity for centuries. This remodeling the ponds were cleaned, original stones were discovered, was replaced by a floor paved smooth granite slabs polishing medium, nineteenth-century lampposts were replaced by functional lighting and rehabilitated existing a niche dedicated to San Acisclo and Santa Victoria. Furthermore, the level recovered north end of the bridge, enrasándolo with Gate Bridge and the Paseo de la Ribera.

The environment of the Puente Romano has a remarkable uniqueness for being located in a small nature reserve, called the Sotos of Albolafia. Here many species of birds nest (a total of 120 are known so far), some of them endangered, which is a surprising fact if you consider its small area of just over two acres. In its surroundings are preserved several mills, among which also recently renovated the Mill San Antonio, and the known Albolafia Mill, which is what appears on the shield of the city.
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Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 220
Focal Length: 135 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-05 18:00
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 252 kb


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