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The Cuenca equivalent of "Sur le pont d'Avignon"

It is rare to find a bridge that starts on one shore of a river, but does not reaqch to the other... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Interesting and a great stop a long the river

Walking along the Tomebamba River, this is an interesting stop. Not a whole lot to see, but... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Calle del Puente, Cuenca 593, Ecuador
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Known locally as the broken bridge, El Puente Roto honors and pays tribute to a devasting flood that tore apart the bridge and everything that was across the Rio Tomebamba from what is now know as the historic or old Cuenca, was destroyed. The bridge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

As it’s name implies, this bridge is roto (broken) as it begins on one bank of Rio Tomebamba but doesn’t connect with the opposite side. Although a restoration has brought life back to what remains of the bridge, it seems to suffer from a general...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

It is rare to find a bridge that starts on one shore of a river, but does not reaqch to the other bank. The "rotten bridge" does just that. It's worth a look as you walk downstream along the Rio Tomebamba towards Pumaponga, but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

the bridge was collapsed long time ago when the river overflow the city and broke the bridge right at the end of the road and never was rebuild again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Walking along the Tomebamba River, this is an interesting stop. Not a whole lot to see, but interesting nevertheless.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed August 27, 2018

again...very interesting ...a sad story from the flood of years ago..El Puente Roto...went by on the bus tour....this was the 2nd day on the way to the Panama Hat Museum...Cuenca is amazing love ecuador

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Admire the Tomebamba River from atop here or explore art galleries located under the bridge. Many evenings feature impromptu music events or parties.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johnfoote
Reviewed January 27, 2018

This is a well restored section of a bridge that was washed out by a flood in 1950. It is not really a tourist attraction in itself, other than it overlooks the River Tomobamba at the end. A few times a year there are art...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Location is off a major road. Once we got there we walked onto the bridge. Not much of a view and no much too see.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Its attraction is mostly of historical significance, and its architectual features in a picturesque setting along the Tomebamba River. Just a few meters from Todo Santas are the remaining arches of a bridge which's opposite side was washed out by the river many years ago....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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