Photographer's Note

The old bridge of Bragança was for hundreds of years the only crossing over the river Tua at Mirandela city.

The long horizontal board originally was based on twenty unequal arches, a distance of 230 m. Currently there are only eighteen arches reinforced with triangular hoist tides on both sides of the bridge.

The masonry units are of granite ashlars. The board was initially paved, tarred lying today. The original stonework guards guards were replaced by iron in the late nineteenth century. Nowadays the bridge is only serving pedestrian traffic and is one of the iconinc symbols of the city.

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Additional Photos by Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1875 W: 134 N: 2688] (11090)
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