PONTE A BARCA

Civil
219
On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

Poio | Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 25' 59.1" N - 8º 39' 10.5" W

Description

The bridge consists of one large span arch over the river, and two shorter arches on land. Prior to the construction of the bridge, a boat was used for transport between Pontevedra and Poio, hence the name of the bridge ("barca" means boat in Spanish). The bridge is decorated with bas-reliefs on the lower part of its wide support pillars. A canopy on the footpaths of the bridge protects pedestrians from the winds and rains of winter.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
Arriba