Friday, September 16, 2011

Puente del mar

Puente del mar was built in 1598 and designed by Francisco Figuerola and now spans Turia Park, the old river bed of the river Turia. In 1933, the Puente de la Mar was closed to traffic thanks to a project by the architect Javier Goerlich, who also built the magnificent access stairways well into the 20th century. With overhanging benches on the supports, the bridge has ten pointed arches spanning great cutwaters. Along the top, two structures house images of the Virgin Mary and San Pascual Bailón.

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