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The “Portuguese Bridge” near Debre Libanos in the Oromia Region is a three-arched footbridge that locals claim dates to the 17th, or even the 16th, century (a period when Portugal assisted the Ethiopian monarchy). In fact, it was built in the early 19th century by Ethiopians, although in the old Portuguese style. The gushing cascade downstream from the bridge in the rainy season (July-September) makes for an impressive view.