The preposition por (not para) can be translated as either "through" or "along" depending on the context.
The preposition por (not para) is used in Spanish in sentences where you express "through" a place.
Have a look and listen to these examples:
It can also express "along" a place, for example when you walk along a street or an avenue (you walk the length of a street) or walk along a beach, for example.
Bear in mind that when we talk about crossing a bridge we generally say "pasar por un puente" and this "por" will normally be translated as "over" in English, but the idea is the same as we go along the length of the bridge (over it).
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