Old Bridge (Murcia)

Old Bridge (Murcia)


Also called “Los Peligros” Bridge, this is one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. It is the bridge that joins the two banks of the Segura river and is the oldest still preserved in the city—hence its name, “Old Bridge”.

Its construction, made of stone and in the shape of an arch, began in 1718 and ended in 1739. The bridge is located where the old Roman bridge of “Alcázar” originally stood. This bridge was destroyed by a flood from the Segura river in the year 1701.

On one of the sides of the Old Bridge, you can see a niche with an image of the Virgin of Los Peligros, which is highly revered in the region. It is the custom of Murcians to cross themselves every time they cross it.
 
 
 
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