How was the bridge built at Ronda Spain ?
The design of the current Puente Nuevo is completely unique, no other bridge in the world is built in the same fashion.
After the tragic collapse of the first bridge, architects decided to use a design they were more familiar with featuring 3 arches instead of 1 for more stability.
They had to reinforce the cliff sides at each end and drop supports downward into the river bellow. The rocks used for the bridges construction were sourced directly from the river bed. A true feat of engineering.
How tall is the bridge of Ronda?
120 meters or 394 feet tall.
When was the bridge in Ronda Spain built?
Construction began in 1759 and the bridge was finalized in 1793. It took over 30 years to build!
Who built the Ronda bridge in Spain?
The chief architect of the Puente Nuevo was Martín de Aldehuela, who was brought in to re design the bridge after the collapse of the original bridge that was in its place.
How do you walk down to be in front of the Ronda bridge?
If you are at the bridge, follow the map bellow