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Where is this bridge? Just a little fun.

RENSHAW

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There is a small twist to this one so I ask members who know to give the others a small clue rather than an outright answer.abridge.jpg
 
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There is a small twist to this one so I ask members who know to give the others a small clue rather than an outright answer.View attachment 81582
If this were in Ireland, and the bridge had a twist - it might be the one referred to in the sign that warns: Skew Bridge Ahead, leaving Cork city!
 

RENSHAW

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I walked over it in 2002 , it no longer looks the same although at the time every pamphlet featured it - it is 4 to 6 days from SSPDP ;)
 

RENSHAW

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VNwalking

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Easier now than in storied days past...
 

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There is a small twist to this one so I ask members who know to give the others a small clue rather than an outright answer.View attachment 81582
Is it the medieval bridge after Cirauqui but before Lorca on the CF ? It's restored now but I think this might be and old photo prior to the reno.

Rgds,
P
 

RENSHAW

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Is it the medieval bridge after Cirauqui but before Lorca on the CF ? It's restored now but I think this might be and old photo prior to the reno.

Rgds,
P
Well . there are TWO restored bridges on that route?
 

jsalt

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I confess to not knowing the answer because I always take the short cut along the road between Cirauqui and Lorca 😊🤣
 

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jsalt

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Could you perhaps share your short cut Margret and you and I are are fans of small detours.
I need a bit of help from Mr Brierley here :) .

I get on the red road when the path crosses it just outside Cirauqui, and I stay on the red road until the path crosses back again just before Lorca. The road is VERY quiet as 99% of the traffic is on the blue freeway alongside.

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Caligal

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I need a bit of help from Mr Brierley here :) .

I get on the red road when the path crosses it just outside Cirauqui, and I stay on the red road until the path crosses back again just before Lorca. The road is VERY quiet as 99% of the traffic is on the blue freeway alongside.

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I wish I knew about this short cut, the walk out of Cirauqui was the hottest day on the CF for me. ☹
 

NorthernLight

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When there is water in the river, folks are often found wading, resting or fishing there.
 

Yoyo

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My guess is that people thinking Roman Bridge near Cirauqui are off by about 220 km.
 

domigee

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I need a bit of help from Mr Brierley here :) .

I get on the red road when the path crosses it just outside Cirauqui, and I stay on the red road until the path crosses back again just before Lorca. The road is VERY quiet as 99% of the traffic is on the blue freeway alongside.

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Oh, I did just that the last time I was there! Never saw a single car on that road 😁
 

RENSHAW

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VNwalking

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@RENSHAW started this and we solved the riddle. So I'm going to keep it going with bridge No. 2. If you guess the bridge, it's your turn to post the next one...
Again, it's on the Camino Francés.
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Enjoying this bridge game! ... Let me challenge y'all with a beautiful Romanesque puente de peregrinos -- rebuilt in the 16th C -- that very few of you will have actually seen or crossed! Where is it ?

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VNwalking

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Puente Romano de Ferreira over the Rio de Ferreira, Just before the Albergue Ponte Ferreira.
(The Googlemaps pluscode is: W5WM+C5 Ferreira)

I'll pass on the next pic, handing over to @rappahannock_rev . 😊
Where the heck is his bridge?
I am guessing somewhere on the Aragones rather than the Frances? It looks the same vintage as the beautiful bridge in Estella.
 
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I have no idea of @rappahannock_rev’s bridge, but when I peeped in I was delighted to see the development of the original post. Neither do I have any bridge photos to hand, but this has set me to exploring our ubiquitous search engine. I add links to just two of many fascinating sources of information. Now, back to those who will have the clue to @rappahannock’s bridge...

https://kids.kiddle.co/Arch_bridge

https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/ichs/vol-1-917-934-dahmen.pdf/at_download/file
 

Greg Ludford

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Enjoying this bridge game! ... Let me challenge y'all with a beautiful Romanesque puente de peregrinos -- rebuilt in the 16th C -- that very few of you will have actually seen or crossed! Where is it ?

Would this be near a big old train station, not much used today?
 

arthur1218

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I wonder who can recognize this post-modernist "puente de peregrinos"
It is sort of famous, hard to avoid, bouncy, and about 20 cm (8 inches) wide!
 
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VNwalking

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So Greg, it's your turn to puzzle us...
(And I never had to walk across whatever that is, and likely wouldn't try. What the heck. You can wash mud off... 🙃 )
 
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Allow me to interrupt please. I'm following the thread but not watching it so jumping in at an appropriate time may be impossible.

@VNwalking took a picture of an unique bridge. I had a copy of her pic handy and she gave me permission to post it for her. Identify and/or locate. (I don't know the location myself.)

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I apologize if I missed someone's post, I am going to make a correction to the identification of the location of Rappahannack's bridge, it is at Canfranc, not Canfranc Estacion two different places.
 

NorthernLight

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I believe the chicken bridge is somewhere on the Baztan/Vasco route.
 
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I apologize if I missed someone's post, I am going to make a correction to the identification of the location of Rappahannack's bridge, it is at Canfranc, not Canfranc Estacion two different places.
Correct. The puente in question spans the Rio Aragon just south of the more-or-less derelict village of Canfranc (el Viejo), which is itself a bit south of the quite prosperous town of Canfranc Estacion.

I thought it was a real beauty.
 
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VNwalking

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the chicken bridge is somewhere on the Baztan/Vasco route.
True
More specifically?
Haha. Thunderous silence. So...at least people who've replied on this thread have walked right past it. And who knows how many lurkers?
Hint.
Those chickens are living in what my OSMand map labels as 'San Sebastian Ermita,' which is a strange fate for an old hermitage.
 

Kanga

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@arthur1218 is yours crossing the Arroyo dos Molinos on the Via de la Plata? It was not there when I crossed it but the surroundings look similar.
 

RENSHAW

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I wonder who can recognize this post-modernist "puente de peregrinos"
It is sort of famous, hard to avoid, bouncy, and about 20 cm (8 inches) wide!
Instead of revealing the location, please tell which method you used to cross it :D
Twas all stepping stones and rock in my days.
 

arthur1218

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is yours crossing the Arroyo dos Molinos on the Via de la Plata?
Yes it is! This is the first stage from Seville to Guillena. Congrats! :)
https://goo.gl/maps/VP6WQLFgVg22v4Pr6

Twas all stepping stones and rock in my days.
I think it's been there for 3 years. Sometimes if there is no rain for some time, the stream dries out and you can walk right through it. You may not even notice this iron thing because it is a bit on the right side.
 

Kanga

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OK, @VNwalking, challenge accepted. Not too difficult. Where is this?

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And I've just seen that this is in the Camino Francés forum, so I'll add one that everyone should recognise:

Bridge on the Frances.jpg
 
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VNwalking

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I've just seen that this is in the Camino Francés forum
That's OK. 😁 All bridges are game.

And I've just seen that this is in the Camino Francés forum, so I'll add one that everyone should recognise:
Is it the same as this one? (If so, the mojon kinda gives it away.)
 

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@Theatregal, your turn again.😊
I'm still looking for exactly where I took that photo.
Somewhere after Ligonde...and also after the giant ants.
 

NorthernLight

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This ‘bridge’ is the bane of my caminos. I cannot walk across it without holding onto someone’s hand - the last time it was a fine German fellow who had joined the Frances off the Primitivo. Before entering this wooded area, there is a large billboard/sign showing an alternative but listing this as the recommended route.
 

Theatregal

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Is it the same as this one? (If so, the mojon kinda gives it away.)
I wonder if these are different rock stepping stone bridges? The one that @Kanga posted is larger boulders and has water on both sides - I have a memory of crossing it after Melide. Looks closer to the photo from @NorthernLight. I could be wrong - I must have taken a photo but can't find one :) Your bridge @VNwalking , looks like flatter stones and it hugs the bank.
 

VNwalking

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I wonder if these are different rock stepping stone bridge
It's embarrasing to admit that I can't remember if there are two or not. Mine's at 62km, so the mojon says....
 

NorthernLight

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Is it the same as this one? (If so, the mojon kinda gives it away.)
No, it’s not the same spot. There are actually quite a few places with stepping stone walkways alongside wet spots.
 
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Many changes I think, in this neighbourhood since this one was built!!!
Well it is near a playground and yet not far from a spectacular castle (that I missed).

I'm not expecting many to have seen this bridge as it is on a little walked camino (that's a hint if you are inquisitive enough). Mainly, like the chicken bridge, I posted the picture because the bridge was so cute.
 

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Well it is near a playground and yet not far from a spectacular castle (that I missed).
I'm not expecting many to have seen this bridge as it is on a little walked camino (that's a hint if you are inquisitive enough). Mainly, like the chicken bridge, I posted the picture because the bridge was so cute.
Looks like a little archaeological dig is needed to reveal the rest of it :) Intriguing!
 

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VNwalking

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And we have not solved this one. Haha...bridge chaos. :eek:🤣
Where is this bridge and lovely resting place on the Inglés?
At the entry to Siguero?? That's a wild guess from memory. I draw a blank.
 
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(@Rick of Rick and Peg... hee hee ...since it's the successful solvers who post the next bridge you need to find that chicken bridge. ;);) 😁 Then we can get cracking on your puzzler...)
Yep, Segura. The ermita should be here: 43.00457, -2.26286
I'm working from a phone so I definitely am fat fingering the point.

Edit: I got better. The cross hairs are on the bridge.
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VNwalking

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Bingo! I figured you'd run with that Rick.
Yours...umm...
Yes, it's different. Hang on...working on it.

We actually have 2 bridges in play. @Theatregal's is still lost, and looking for its location.
 

VNwalking

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Well, it's probably on the Catalan or Aragonese, between Barcelona to Pamplona. That narrows it down a tad.
🙃 ;)
And if you don't want to field our random guesses, will you pretty please tell us where it is?

Edit...But I have to say I'm having fun looking...
 
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VNwalking

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Well it is near a playground and yet not far from a spectacular castle (that I missed).
Maybe it is here.
42.313898,-0.623502

This looks like a wonderful camino, by the way; I'm surprised it is so rarely mentioned. And that is some castle!
 
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And if you don't want to field our random guesses, will you pretty please tell us where it is?

Edit...But I have to say I'm having fun looking...
That is why I didn't tell. Just in case someone DID want to try.
Maybe it is here.
42.313898,-0.623502
No. But close enough to win the cigar. It is in Loarre but it is the bridge just to the north of the bridge you indicated (crossing the same creek). The map below shows both bridges.

[Text edited for clarity.]

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I was wondering if someone would check my list of caminos walked.

This looks like a wonderful camino, by the way; I'm surprised it is so rarely mentioned. And that is some castle!
I recommend that the Catalán be walked in the spring though. Too much brown in plowed up fields in the autumn and the fruit trees should be spectacular in bloom.

There are a fair number of castles along the way.
 
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Darby67

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Ok, this one is spiced up a little. On the CF, first ⅓. This 13th century bridge has not been digitally modified, but I did quickly modify the background removing some buildings and cars. Should this cause alarm and foul is cried, I can share the original.
 

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VNwalking

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No, it's 2 or 3 stages before Siguero
I walked from A Coruña, so may have missed it.

And @Darby67, were those give-away clues that you erased? 🤔🤭
I'll make a wild guess and say the bridge at Zubiri (never mind...it's clearly not that one).
 

mspath

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Is this "cleaned up" bridge at Larrasoana?
 

Darby67

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Is this "cleaned up" bridge at Larrasoana?
Not Larrasoana. The two walks I’ve passed by Larrasoana without entering. Think of a municipality you have to walk through and a bridge if you stay to the marked route you will eventually cross.

I have a one word “hint” that I would would be a dead giveaway. But I’ll keep it in my side pocket for now
 

Darby67

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And @Darby67, were those give-away clues that you erased? 🤔🤭
I'll make a wild guess and say the bridge at Zubiri (never mind...it's clearly not that one).
Well, not necessarily a dead giveaway, but yes I think it would be pretty easy to deduce with memory and some research.

Edit: And it doesn’t have as sexy of a name as the Puente de la Rabia in Zubiri :). Also, just to give perspective as it has been removed, the bridge is of humble sizing, similar to the Puente sobre el Rio Salado...if memory serves correctly.
 
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mspath

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Is it the bridge over the rio Sadar as you leave Pamplona for Cizur Menor?
 

Darby67

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Is this the pedestrian bridge in Villatuerta over the rio Irantzu? The photo would have been shot from the calle San Salvador looking towards calle Ozaldu.
Bingo! And the magic word would have been payaso for that crazy fountain!
 

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This is close to but not directly on the main CF route
Bonne chance.
 

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Is it the roman bridge to the left of the Camino after Ages?
 

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