The Puente Nuevo, or New Bridge is officially known either as the Soledad Bridge or the Camacho Bridge. Its monumental mass of stone spans the underground calle Suberránea over the thick walls that once held the Guanajuato river.
Constructed in the nineteenth century, it is crossed by the streets of Alonso and Juarez. You can appreciate it in all its glory from the entrance at the start of Avenida Juarez, near the corner of Juan Valle, which for a time went by the name of “The New Street” as it was built in the last century to connect Juarez with the narrow street known as Positos.
You can follow the route of the calle Subterránea and admire its architecture from this bridge, or continue along it towards the Santa Fe de Guanajuato tunnel, which leads to San Clemente, the pottery district of San Luisito or the Cata mine. Alternatively, you can carry on along Positos, home to some of the most important museums in the city and topped off by theone at the Alhóndiga de Granaditas.