Bridge in Ronda
The Puente Viejo or Old Bridge is the oldest and smallest of three bridges that span the 120-meter deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda in southern Spain. It was built in 1616, and currently only carries pedestrian traffic.
It was built in the 16th century, on the remnants of an earlier bridge. The bridge and road was the only navigable link between Mercadillo and La Ciudad until the completion of the Puente Nuevo centuries later.
There is a steep hairpin bend on the way up to the cuesta de Santo Domingo. The gate over the bridge, the Arco de Felipe V, was from the same era. It would have been the only entrance to the old town from this side. The balconied niches on the bridge appear defensive, but were introduced as part of an 18th century renovation.
Other names of Puente Viejo
The Puente Viejo has the following names: Puente Viejo, Old Bridge.
Visiting Puente Viejo