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Location: Moruga (5 m)      by: Augustin Werner
Area: Trinidad And Tobago      Date: 14 June 2022
" Ja, es sieht hier alles ziemlich vergammelt aus "

(from the website of the National Trust of Trinidad & Tobago)

The La Ruffin Spring Bridge or the Suspension Bridge is an architectural landmark. It was the last functioning spring bridge in Trinidad. It was built in 1899 under the then Director of Public Works, Walsh Wrightson, a colonial official from England. The primary function of the bridge was to transport cocoa out of estates such as La Retreite, to the rest of the country. It facilitated access across the River of Hope, to a steamer collection point at La Ruffin. Cocoa estates dominated the landscape of Moruga in the late 19th century. Coffee was also grown.

As time passed and the cocoa and coffee estates declined, the bridge remained a primary access point to La Ruffin Beach. Unfortunately, the bridge collapsed in 1993. It was subsequently repaired but it has since deteriorated. The spring bridge is now closed and a newer bridge functions alongside it.

The La Ruffin Spring Bridge, together with the spring bridge at Marianne River, Blanchisseuse are the last of their kind existing in Trinidad and Tobago.

7 captures in Portrait Orientation @ 19mm MFT ~ 38mm KB
(with my still dirty 14-150mm lens & Oly OMD EM5 II


Dieses Wasser (oder eher diese Brühe) harmoniert prächtig mit den abgenutzten Bauten und Schiffen auf dem Bild; da führen eher keine Touristenführer hin...
2022/09/01 11:53 , Silas S

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