Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mexico's Bridges: Puente cerca de La Lima (2)

A closer view of one of the piers supporting Puente cerca de La Lima. I like the trapezoidal shape, the color of the stones, and the thick bentcap and slab. The sides of the pier seem the right shape to deflect fast-moving water and flood debris.

There is something very human and almost comforting about this bridge. The pier looks like it was shaped by a human hand. It reminds me of the Roman aqueducts that I sometimes come upon in Europe and the Middle East.. It has the same timeless quality.

Was this bridge built ten years or a hundred years ago?
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