Photographer's Note

At the end of the bridge in 1596 was agreed to install one that is responsible casalicio to Figuerola. Inside you can put a cross on the roof and images of San Vicente Ferrer, San Vicente Martir and San Juan Bautista. In 1709 a lightning strike destroys casalicio partially reconstructed and it is changing but the cross for an image of the Virgen de los Desamparados.
By 1677 another second place with a casalicio image Bailón San Pascual, the front of the Virgin.

The flood of 1776 both casalicios deteriorated, so the sculptor Francisco Sanchiz restore the image of San Pascual and built a new image of the Virgen de los Desamparados. The images were placed again in 1782. The previous image of the Virgen de los Desamparados by twist of fate would finally stop the Imperial College of the Orphans of St. Vincent where he would be completely destroyed during the Civil War in 1936.

However the bridge suffered damage constants by successive floods that occur, so that images of casalicios are constantly renewed and repaired. In 1936 both images are destroyed in the civil conflict.

In 1943 are carved a new image of San Pascual Bailón while and the Virgen de los Desamparados (1946) in cream marble. Images that are kept today in the same place where you put the original back in the early sixteenth century.

In 1933 becomes pedestrian after the big stairs and the two pinnacles that adorn both sides of the bridge. It is the only totally pedestrian bridge that has all the city.

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Additional Photos by Luis Unya (luighi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 52 N: 854] (5303)
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