Monday, November 3, 2014

God's Bridge, Burgos

Puentedey (which translates as "God's Bridge") is a large natural bridge in the village of the same name. Puentedey is a picturesque town that located in the province of Burgos , autonomous community of Castile and León ( Spain ), region of Merindades. This natural stone bridge is the landmark of this beautiful town and the houses are built on a this bridge, which is formed through erosion of the river Nela. 

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
The fifty inhabitants built on the whim of nature and strength of this arch bridge. It is about an hour's drive south of the port of Santander in northern Spain.  Part of the village, including the 14th century church, was built on the bridge. The bridge spans the Rio Nela and has a span of 100 feet and a height of 41 feet. Photo and measurements by Ray Millar.  [First Image credit Carlos Iborra]

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Alberto

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Unai Ileaña

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Alberto Ramos

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Roberto Lumbreras

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Miren Berasategi

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit OSCAR VILLASANTE

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Carlos Galeano

Puentedey, A Natural Stone Bridge | God's Bridge, Burgos
Image credit Santiago Abella

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