Photographer's Note

These are the ruins of the Picheuta Bridge. This brigge was used by one of the columns of the Exercito de los Andes (Andean Army) in the liberation of Chile (1817).
Near this spot was the Patriot camp, which was discovered by a Spanish recon party from Chile. This reconoissance patrol had to be persecuted and captured in the high mountains by a platoon of Baqueanos (native explorers) before it could give the alarm to the Spanish Royal Army.
The Picheuta Bridge is today an touristic attraction, and the steam it used to cross now has changed its flow some yards. Its and historic reliq.


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Additional Photos by Patricio Burraco (pburraco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 15 N: 112] (861)
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