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A view of the Puerta del Puente, or Gate of the Bridge, from the Roman Bridge in Cordoba, Southern Spain.

In the sixteenth century, the authorities in Cordoba decided to provide the city with a new gate to replace the one that had that already existed there for centuries and was in a poor condition. On February 18, 1572 the order was given by the mayor Alonso Gonzalez de Arteaga for the construction of a new Bridge Gate.

The gate chosen for replacement was one of the most important in the city receiving the most movement of people and supplies. An opportunity was also seen to improve the city with a significant work of art. Work proceeded over four years, however, possibly due to lack of funds it was never completed.

In 1912, under King Alfonso XIII, the adjoining city walls were removed and the gate rebuilt as a memorial gate. Further work was carried out in the late nineteen-fifties. Finally, in the early part of the twenty-first century it was subject to cleaning works. The opportunity was also taken at that time to carry out archaeological investigations.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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