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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Tepetapa Bridge

 
 
Tepetapa Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
1. Tepetapa Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Puente de tepetapa
Dió principio su construcción el
18 de enero de 1830 y se terminó el
16 de dic. de 1835, habiendo costado
48,566 pesos, 6 reales, 3 octavos.
Ayuntamiento 1989-91

English translation:
Tepetapa Bridge
Its construction was begun on January 18, 1830
and it was completed on December 16, 1835,
having cost 48,566 pesos, 6 reales and 3 octavos.
City Council of 1989-91

 
Erected 1989 by Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato 1989-91.
 
Location. 21° 1.182′ N, 101° 15.692′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Tepetapa 0.1 kilometers west of Calle de Papmi, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is just to the right before crossing the bridge when traveling west. Marker is in this post office area: Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant José Francisco Valenzuela (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Casimiro Chowell J. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Hidalgo Market (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem
Additional Tepetapa Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
2. Additional Tepetapa Bridge Marker
This additional, two-sided bilingual marker is across the bridge from the featured marker. It reads:

Puente de Tepetapa
La altura del puente obedece al levantamiento del piso de la calle desde donde se ven varios niveles de fincas, como puede apreciarse desde abajo del puente. Con su construcción se dio paso hacia el antiguo Real de Tepetapa y a su red de callejones y caminos a los minerales del poniente, así como a otras poblaciones. Fue construido entre 1830 y 1835 como una más de las obras para resguardar a la población de inundaciones.

En su estado actual alcanza 19 metros de altura desde el nivel del piso de la calle subterránea Padre Hidalgo, que corre por el antiguo lecho del río cuyas aguas van entubadas bajo el pavimento.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Temple of Bethlehem (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Bethlehemite Convent in Guanajuato (approx. half a kilometer away); The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (approx. half a kilometer away); José Martí in Mexico (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features
 
An additional Tepetapa Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
3. An additional Tepetapa Bridge Marker
The English side of an additional marker about the Tepetapa Bridge. It reads:

Tepetapa Bridge
The height of the bridge is due to the raising of the floor of the street, where several farms in levels can be seen, as observed from the bridge. The construction of this bridge opened the road towards the old “Real de Tepetapa” (mine site of Tepetapa) and its network of alleys and roads to the west mines, as well as to other towns. It was built between 1830 and 1835, as one more of the works to keep the inhabitants safe from flooding.

Its current status has 19 meters of height from the ground level of the subterranean street “Padre Hidalgo”, that runs across the old river bed whose waters are piped under the paving.
Tepetapa Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
4. Tepetapa Bridge Marker
The marker is to the left in this view to the east along Calle Tepetapa, towards the center of Guanajuato.
Tepetapa Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
5. Tepetapa Bridge
The featured marker is to the right, just out of view. An additional marker is along the bridge to the left.
A view to the north from the Tepetapa Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
6. A view to the north from the Tepetapa Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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