Land of rivers and bridges

Bellas obras en contacto con la naturaleza

The high rainfall of the Galician coast is the main reason for its morphology. As well as giving rise to the beauty of a green landscape, it makes us the country of a thousand rivers. Our estuary is no exception: rivers are one of the most characteristic elements of our geographical map.

Rivers are a source of wealth, but they separate banks, and to solve this problem mankind has been building bridges since time immemorial. Our estuary is a catalogue of rivers and bridges, let’s take a look at it.

Above them all is the Tambre, the father of the estuary, to which we will devote a separate section to analyse its estuary. At the mouth of the Tambre is also our largest and most spectacular bridge: Pontenafonso, an unmissable visit.

But the other rivers also have their bridges, several of them of great beauty.

We have, for example, the Ruso bridge over the river Tines in Outes. Or the more than striking medieval bridge over the river Sieira in Xuño, Porto do Son, which has defied the law of gravity for centuries.

Or the bridge over the river Traba in Noia, built over one of Roman origins. This river, together with the Tállara, flows into the centre of the town, giving rise to the appearance of more bridges, some small and pedestrian, such as the one in Pescadería street, other larger ones capable of absorbing road traffic, such as the one in Ferreiro street and the largest of all, the bridge of O Campo de Noia, which marks the boundary of the town centre of Noia.

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