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Where is this bridge? Just a little fun.

VNwalking

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Ha! It was a wild guess. I walked past there on a wild day and was disinclined to linger.

Here is an easy one. It's on two caminos simultaneously
 

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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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No-one?
Ha! I'm surprised...it is not obscure.
 

Theatregal

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Okay I'll guess...though my bridge on the Ingles is still floating out there :)
I think it's the Boeza Bridge in Ponferrada on the Frances and the Invierno.
 
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VNwalking

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Greg Ludford

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Tolosana-Aragones-CF (2015); VdlP-Sanabres (2018); Vasco-CF-Salvator- Primitivo (2019)
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... 🙃 )
OK- two for you VNwalking:
First
"a bridge of a similar name it seems
but of a later time and a different queen"
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Second
I don't expect anyone to recall this one, it may even have dissappeared by now.
But thank you Robert, I found your bridge delightful.
P1020475s.JPG
 

mspath

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Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Your first bridge is the
Puente La Reina de Jaca on the camino Argonese

That looks like it to me. Not the first bridge that Google shows but the main trafficed one. This upset me a bit as I crossed this bridge last year. Then I remembered that I approached the bridge at night and when I left in the morning the spans of the bridge were behind me. It's no wonder I didn't recognize the bridge.
 

VNwalking

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@mspath solved one of Greg's...the other one...yes, well...good luck with that. It's in France is all I can tell.

While we wait for her to puzzle us further, we still have @Theatregal's Ingles bridge. What we know for sure is that it's before Hospital de Bruma where the two ways merge. And that it's at the beginning of town.

And @mspath, the name for the bridge in Ponferrada - do you know the story behind it? Mascaron means 'mask,' right? How very apt for these times.
 
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Theatregal

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While we wait for her to puzzle us further, we still have [USER=22852]@Theatregal
's Ingles bridge. What we know for sure is that it's before Hospital de Bruma where the two ways merge. And that it's at the beginning of town.
:) Clues so far:

-It is on the Ingles and there is a lovely resting place next to the bridge.
-Just before entering town, it is one of 3 remaining medieval bridges built as a public works project of 7 bridges by the Knight Fernán Pérez de Andrade in the 14th century.
-It is 2 or 3 stages after Ferrol


New Clue:
The bridge crosses a river of the same name and leads to the town market square and further on to the albergue located on the edge of an estuary.

puente.jpg
 

alansykes

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Except the Francés
Is this the Ponte Baxoi a few km before Minho? - it was pissing with rain when I passed that way several years ago, so I didn't take a pic, and I carried on to Betanzos (lovely albergue, lovely town) rather than staying in Miño.
 

VNwalking

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In a single stroke, I beleve Alan and Margaret have relieved us of the complication of having two bridges at play at the same time. But I will await official confirmation that Margaret is correct.
☺
 

VNwalking

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Hahaha. Was I ever wrong. Well...it looks a little like it.

And how in the world did you cross the Duero 6 times? 🤔
Please don't answer that...we will have to dig a little. Edit. I get it. Not necessarily in one camino, right? I have to say, revisiting your threads is a real treat, @alansykes.
 
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VNwalking

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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Getting warm...
CPI turns right off the Torres at Peso da Régua, on the Duoro (if I make it, that will be my fifth Duoro-Duero camino crossing, joining Zamora, Toro, Tordesillas and Soria).
 

mspath

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Alan
Is your bridge the Puente de Puente Duero?
 
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alansykes

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Except the Francés
New clue: el Cid passed by here on his way into exile, and it's described as "una buena ciudad" in the Destierro (verse 17), but the bridge can't have been there then as

"de diestro Alilon [? Torremocha de Ayllón] las torres que moros les han,
Passo por Alcobiella [presumably Alcubilla del Marqués] que de Castiella fin es,
La Calçada de Quinea [no idea] iva la traspassar,
Sobre Navas de Palos [Navapalos] el Duero va pasar"
 

VNwalking

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Oh, indeed.
I loved this footbridge at Puente Villarente right before Leon. That carretera must have been hair-raising before they built it, and you get a lovely view of the old bridge.
 
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mspath

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VNwalking,
In years past we pilgrims walked on a narrow medieval bridge at Villarente in frightening competition with on-coming contemporary lorry traffic. The traffic usually won!
Luckily in 2012/2013 this dedicated pedestrian-only bridge was added. What a relief it is to gently stroll along this elegant low wooden way without fearing being hit or run over!
 

Darby67

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2019 CF Jan-Mar
Also on the Camino Frances.
Looks like the little bridge in the small industrial area before entering Astorga. If correct, my favorite bean company, Legumbres el Maragato, should be just on the right after crossing.
 

Darby67

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That's it, @Darby67 !
Geeze. I missed the bean company.Well. Now I know. 🤣
Yep, I’m that guy. Both times walking over that bridge I think fondly of the meals I’ve had and made with those beans. Then comes the “Footbridge of never ending Sadness”. The modern bridge over the new rail route with the 0.1% grade and endless switchbacks.
 

VNwalking

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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Well next time, I will notice!

The modern bridge over the new rail route with the 0.1% grade and endless switchbacks.
The most hated bridge in Spain. 😂
So it's your turn to try and stump us.
 
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cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
@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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I have two photos of me standing about 10-15 metres to the left of where this photo was taken. Cheers
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
VNwalking,
In years past we pilgrims walked on a narrow medieval bridge at Villarente in frightening competition with on-coming contemporary lorry traffic. The traffic usually won!
Luckily in 2012/2013 this dedicated pedestrian-only bridge was added. What a relief it is to gently stroll along this elegant low wooden way without fearing being hit or run over!
Hola Margaret, I love this bridge - I have a photo of my wonderful "camino daughter" walking ahead of me. Cheers
 

Darby67

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2018 CF Jan-Feb
2019 CF Jan-Mar
Well next time, I will notice!


The most hated bridge in Spain. 😂
So it's your turn to try and stump us.
Well I’ve searched through my photos and other than the well known bridges on the CF I have nothing so I will need to pass :(

Should a thread open for say, church steeples or maybe alters or some other fun pieces of “trivia” open then I can share a ton.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Should a thread open for say, church steeples or maybe alters or some other fun pieces
Go for it, Darby. You'd likely have lots of takers if you started one. (There was a similar thread a few years ago that went on for some time...)
 

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