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Foto Friday: Two Bridges, Old and New

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 am CET

Two years ago today we drove to Portugal for a day while on holiday in the south of Spain. We crossed the border on the E-1 highway across the Guadiana International Bridge that crosses the Guadiana River connecting Spain and Portugal. The cable bridge was completed in 1991 and we had a great view of it walking around a wetlands nature reserve along the river, just north of Vila Real de Santo António.

Guadiana International Bridge

The same day we visited the beautiful town of Tavira, one of the oldest and most picturesque towns in the Algarve. Here we photographed this impressive seven arched “Ponte Romana”, although recent archaeological survey has revealed that the medieval bridge is actually not Roman but originates from a 12th century Moorish bridge. It links the two parts of town across the River Gilão.

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