Kings Bridge

  • Originally wooden, this bridge was located on the Camino Real road to Portobelo crossing the Rio Abajo river
  • It bridges the Rio Abajo (Abajo River), which used to be called Gallinero River
  • The stone bridge was constructed between 1619 and 1634, and it might be the oldest standing bridge in the Americas
  • The master-builder was also responsible for the Portobelo Customs House, and many of the stonework features of the cathedral


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