Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Monterrey in Municipality of Nuevo León, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast
 

The Purísima Bridge

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

 

— Recorriendo tu Historia —

 
The Purísima Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. The Purísima Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

Puente de la Purísima
Por ser un punto estratégico por su paso sobre el arroyo Santa Lucía, el entonces puente de la Purisíma ubicado en este sitio, fue fortificado con un cañón y custodiado por tropas de los Batallones Actívos de Querétaro y Aguascalientes, quienes el 21 de septiembre rechazaron valerosamente en reñido combate el último intento de los norteamericanos por penetrar a la plaza principal.

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
The Purísima Bridge
As a strategic point due to its location over the Santa Lucia creek, the Purisíma Bridge located at this site was fortified with a cannon and guarded by troops of the Active Battalions of Querétaro and Aguascalientes. On September 21 they courageously rejected the last attempt of the Americans to penetrate to the main square.

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido – Gobierno para Todos. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location.
The Purísima Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. The Purísima Bridge and Marker
The marker is at the far right of the bridge in this view.
25° 40.259′ N, 100° 18.367′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Nuevo León. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Diego de Montemayor and Vicente Riva Palacio when traveling north on Calle Diego de Montemayor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey, Nuevo León 64000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo (within shouting distance of this marker); Epigmenio R. Melo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Eugenio Castillón and Venustiano Carranza (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); House of the Eagles (approx. half a kilometer away); Juan José Hinojosa (approx. half a kilometer away); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Monterrey Casino (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Commerce Beacon (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, Mexican-American
 
The current Purísima Bridge, seen from the Santa Lucía tourist boat ride while traveling east image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. The current Purísima Bridge, seen from the Santa Lucía tourist boat ride while traveling east
The Hospital Rosario image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. The Hospital Rosario
This hospital, about seven blocks south of the Purísima Bridge, attended to many of the Mexican wounded during the battle. It is at the corner of Abasolo and Mina and is currently the Nuevo León State Museum of Popular Culture.
 

More. Search the internet for The Purísima Bridge.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Paid Advertisement