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The new bridge or Puente Del Tajo as it is also known could be said that is the main tourist attraction of Ronda. The first bridge which was constructed here was built in 1735 under the reign of Felipe V. It was constructed in 8 months. This bridge collapsed in 1741 killing 50 persons. The works on the construction of the new bridge did not start until 1751 under the supervision of the arquitect José Martín de Aldehuela. The construction of the new bridge was finalized in 1753. The interior of the bridge has been used as a prison. The bridge can best be viewed from the bottom of the gorge to the east, but it is quite a trek getting back up all those steps.

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  • Written Mar 11, 2009
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