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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OJUELA, DURANGO AND HANGING BRIDGE


It has more than 400 years old , was a pioneer town that marked the birth of new settlements in Durango and Coahuila, and its former splendor is only Ojuela Bridge , which stands out from the remains of the church and old houses. The suspension bridge visible from a distance , considered a marvel of engineering, is a monumental work of its time , measuring 318 meters long by almost 2 meters wide , and the cross you can admire the deep ravine 110 meters below.

 As you walk, your wood floor creaks and the whole structure by thick tensioners and other steel cables, which lie in four towers sunk deep into solid rock wobbles sustained . It was built near the end of the 19th century by German engineer Santiago Minhguin to communicate the main site with the
smaller mouths and transport the metal to the yards of the people. Today bailout programs have come , and it seems that it is not too late, the historic bridge has been restored , the original wooden towers , which for 100 years held their structure is changed by other steel .

  Location : Mapimí village is north end of the state of Durango , about an hour from Torreon and Gomez Palacio . Ojuela is located just 15 minutes east of Mapimí by a paved road and unpaved .

  Directions : Getting to Torreón, Coahuila or Gomez Palacio , Durango. There are flights by Aeromexico and Aerocalifornia . You can also arrive by bus between 14 and 16 hours of travel. climate: In most of the Municipality one climate is semi-dry and semi influencing , in great shape for it, the Bolson Mapimí , the vast desert party prevails in the Municipality . When to go: All year long you can go .