This ancient bridge is 225 metres long and spans the Rio Guadalquivir (river) in 16 arches in the city of Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain. Even though this bridge was built so long ago, and it has been preserved and well looked after, none of the arches are the original ones anymore; the bridge has undergone several renovations in order to keep it up to safety standards, but this bridge today is still in the original position that the very first one was built during the reign of Emperor Augustus, who ruled from 27 BC to AD 14.
The bridge has now been renovated a number of times; once around the third century BC, when the Moorish people lived in Spain, again after the Spanish people reclaimed the land from the Moors, and then again at the beginning of the 20th century, and in 2006 the Spanish government decided to make this a pedestrian only bridge. So now people can travel across this bridge on foot, enjoying the scenery of the surrounding ancient town, and know that they are walking across a little piece of history.
This bridge is now a UNESCO Heritage Site, which means that is will be protected for years to come as a landmark that is important to our history as a human race, and it stands as a testament to what people were capable of building centuries ago.
Puente Romano (bridge) spanning the Rio Guadalquivir (river) at sunset in the City of Cordoba, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Cordoba, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/13 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 135mm.
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