Faial Old Bridge

The old Falal Bridge crossed the Ribeira do Faial and was, for many years, the largest bridge by length (130 m) on the island of Madeira. This bridge was also known as the "Bridge of the Seven Mouths", due to its 7 arches.

Built in the early 20th century, the bridge was opened in 1904 to unite the two banks of the parish, separated by the Ribeira do Faial.

In 1984, when a severe storm struck the north coast, the bridge was unable to withstand the raging waters of the stream, and 4 of its 7 arches eventually crumbled. Its reconstruction was abandoned, and a new bridge was built just a few metres away, the "July 1st Bridge".

The rest of the old bridge's structure remains as a parish and municipal landmark.