Puente Viejo, Nerja

Tuesday morning and I decided, for a change, to brave the raging torrent and wade upstream in the river itself, carefully avoiding any areas which looked like they might contain tricky undercurrents.

The first bridge you come across is a low, narrow road bridge, and this is negotiated by bending the knees (considerably), doubling-up and waddling along like a duck. Maybe doesn’t look very ‘kool’, but it works.

road bridge, Nerja

Plenty of flowers still in bloom, although coming to the end of their time.

riverbed, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

No stooping required for the second bridge, purely a footbridge.

footbridge, Nerja

footbridge, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) is next up, the cobbled bridge and main entry point into Nerja. This three span bridge with a brick facing was originally built in 1860. It has twice been destroyed by floods and then rebuilt, the last time being in 1979.

Puente Viejo, Nerja

Puente Viejo, Nerja

Puente Viejo, Nerja

Puente Viejo, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

riverbed, Nerja

The next bridge is the N-340 roadbridge.

bridge, Nerja

bridge, Nerja

By now, struggling against the current all the time, it was time for a cold beer and a tapa at El Puente!!