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Name Puuente Nuevo (New Bridge), Ronda, Andalucia, Spain
Design Martin de Aldehuela
Contractor Juan Antonio Díaz Machuca
Where Ronda, Andalucia, Spain
Latitude N 36 44' 26"
Longitude W 05 09' 56"
When 1787 - first bridge built in 1735 collapsed 6 years later
Connects old historic town with newer area on other side over the 120 m. deep gorge of River Guadalevin
The town of Ronda then developed with new centre containing market place, bull ring etc
Overall type Masonry arch
Height 98 m.
Length 68 m.
Materials Stone
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Pictures from Robert Gregory & David Blockley, UK - September 2008