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                                                    Pedro Viñes
                                                    C/ Conde de
                                                    Trénor - C/
Since the 1940s, exaggeratedly baroque statues from the
18th century by Ponzanelli, were inserted, representing San
Luis Beltrán and Santo Tomás de Villanueva.
This bridge was the second to be constructed, following
the Serranos Tower bridge. It was built by Pedro Viñes in
1356, over the remains of a wooden Arab bridge called Al-
Warraq, destroyed by various floods. The Christian bridge
was restored in 1402, to occupy its present position.
It is made up of 10 slightly pointed arches with buttresses
and cutwaters, and 10 vaults in ashlar work.
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