The Canimar River Bridge. Matanzas, Cuba December 2010

Canimar River Bridge In Matanzas, Cuba

Matanzas is a beautiful city approximately 50 miles from Havana.  The city sits on a scenic bay with many rivers passing thru the city.  Many know Matanzas by the nickname the city of bridges. 

I visited the Canimar river bridge in Matanzas in December 2010 with my aunt and cousins. We spent the day fishing under this magnificent bridge and enjoying a wonderful day in this captivating place called the Canimar River.  The Canimar Bridge was built in July 28 1951 by and American company called Raymond Concrete Pile Company.

Enjoy the pictures:

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About Alexis M.

Alexis Martin has more than 12 years of experience in the Guayabera Shirt business. In December 18 2002 Alexis founded MyCubanStore.com an internet store for selling Cuban memorabilia from the pre-Castro era, customers began to inquire about the guayabera shirts and a new business concept was born. Mycubanstore.com became a manufacturer and supplier of guayabera shirts online. Google+

14 Responses to “The Canimar River Bridge. Matanzas, Cuba December 2010”

  1. carmelo goiricelaya March 31, 2011 at 3:36 pm # Reply

    hi I used to go to that bridge while on construcion and I was like 14 at the time.Just like you I ewnt to matanzas 3 months ago,because I used to live there, everything has changed, including the name of the streets, which are now numbered streeets. anyway is good to see somebody talk about the old times in your home town. I used to live in the street san juan de dios in pueblo nuevo. hey keep sending me news about guayaberas and else, thanks,

    • Alexis M. March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm # Reply

      Great! Thank you for reading my blog. yes everything had changed a little but people are the same. I will be posting more including how they manage to create things out of nothing.

  2. Arnoldo W. March 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm # Reply

    :-)

  3. Louis F. Alcindor March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm # Reply

    I love the images and I wish that I could visit Cuba without any restrictions. Please keep on sending more pictures.

  4. Cela Boza March 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm # Reply

    Thank you for sharing these pics to allow those like me, learn more about Cuba!
    I left when I was nine and don’t know most of the “island”! Keep them coming…

  5. PABLO ROJAS March 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm # Reply

    GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR Y PERMITIRNOS CONOCER MAS DE CUBA, ESPECIALMENTE DE LUGARES POCO MENCIONADOS. ME AGRADARIA VER FOTOS DE CASAS Y EDIFICIOS , Y DE VIDA COTIDIANA.

  6. Anna April 1, 2011 at 9:27 am # Reply

    My Cuban grandfather was involved in the Canimar bridge project.
    I wish I could go to Cuba to visit his home town in Matanzas.

    • Alexis M. April 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm # Reply

      Anna, If you have family there you can go.

  7. michael ingles April 1, 2011 at 10:09 am # Reply

    you are doing a great job promoting Cuba wish I could go.

    • Alexis M. April 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm # Reply

      Michael, I’m trying to promote our culture in general. Thank you for reading. I hope you and all American can travel there soon.

  8. MANNY LORENZO April 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm # Reply

    YES CUBA IS VERY BEAUTIFULL, BUT WE CAN’T FORGET THE FACT THAT CASTRO AND HIS CRONIES ARE STILL IN POWER , CUBA IS NOT FREE, THE MORE WE VISIT, THE MORE WE CONTRIBUTE TO HIS ROVOLUTION, WE NEED TO STOP GIVING TO THE ONE WHO TOOK IT ALL FROM THE CUBAN PEOPLE.

    • Alexis M. April 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm # Reply

      Manny,

      I beg to disagree. The more we visit Cuba the less influence the Cuban government has.

      I used to think just like that however after visiting my family and seen for myself the isolation and disinformation they suffer I think is better to visit even if that represent a few more dollars in their pocket.

      I think the people of Cuba are more important and they need the contact and the fresh up to date news form the outside world.

      What better demonstration of our way of life than our ability to visit them freely and talk in ways they haven’t heard for 50 years?

      Respectfully,

      Alexis M.

  9. alineperez6438@comcast.net January 28, 2013 at 9:19 am # Reply

    I have returned from Cuba after 50 year, I came to United States when I was 8 yrs now I’m 59 yrs I have completing my dream to go to the place where I was born and partially raise, also regarding this bridge on my trip I found out that my father worked on this bridge, for myself and my daughter it was a enjoy that something that my family worked on still in exsitance, it was a very memorable journey and a beautiful trip to see families that you just did know that you had and found, it is something that if I could have money i could write a book, i have picture of this bridge when everything starter that no one has.

    • alexismart January 28, 2013 at 10:58 am # Reply

      Thank you for sharing this with us today, I will advice to go ahead and write the book and show those wonderful pictures you have!

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