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Ardales – La Molina Bridge

Monuments in Málaga

Ardales – La Molina Bridge

This bridge, located over the Turón River, near the town centre of Ardales, was built with blocks of sandstone. It was used mainly to ford the river and to connect the mountain areas in the east to the countryside areas in the west. There are still three arches now, although all the evidence and sources prove that originally the Roman engineers designed five arches. The arch which is the furthest from the town centre was restored after a massive storm during the era of Isabel II. This engineering project dates back to the era of Augustus, just before the era changed. The bridge is supported on four large pillars.

There are three rectangular arches which have been built from blocks of stone that span from the pillars. These pillars cut the current of the river with cutwaters of stonework and concrete. The bridge now allowed the communication between the road that came from the town of MALACA and that could either take you to ACINIPO or SINGILIA BARBA – ANTICARIA and, from there, towards CORDUBA.

It is a triumph of the Roman engineers that after twenty one centuries, this bridge is still being used by tourist today. This construction was advanced for its time because the quality and thechnology applied are a particular example, in terms of historical and social legacy, of the citizens of the 21st century.

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Ardales - La Molina Bridge

Turón River

Turón River


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