Puente Viejo - Orense, SP
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 42° 20.656 W 007° 52.134
29T E 593168 N 4688620
Quick Description: Ponte Vella is a medieval footbridge built on Roman foundations in Ourense, Spain. Above the pillars there are some balconies with metal fences that are used to put Love Padlocks
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 3:17:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM12WHG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
Views: 1

Long Description:

Puente Viejo

"The original bridge across the Minho River was built during the first century rule of Emperor Augustus though other sources state that it was built during the Trajan period. A mention is made of this bridge in the will of Doña Urraca, where it is said that it was repaired with funds provided by Ferdinand III. From the Middle Ages, it has provided access to the city of Ourense for trade and pilgrimage. The structure was rebuilt in 1230 by Bishop Lorenzo on Roman foundations (original piers), and repaired in 1449 by Bishop Pedro de Silva. It then measured 1,319 feet (402 m) long, with an arch span of 156 feet (48 m). However, the main arch collapsed in 1499 and the bridge was rebuilt in 1679 to a length of 370 metres (1,210 ft) with seven arched spans, the main span measuring 43 metres (141 ft). The height of the bridge above the water level is 38 metres (125 ft)."

Retrieved from the:https://wikipedia.org

Structure/Location: Puente Viejo

Approximate number of padlocks at this location: 50

Website of some background information about the padlocks at this location: [Web Link]

Approximate year of the first padlock at this location: Not listed

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