Roman Bridge Puente Romano - Salamanca, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring
N 40° 57.449 W 005° 40.228
30T E 275253 N 4537471
Quick Description: This bridge crosses the river in Salamanca and was built by the Romans between 27 BC to 79 AD.
Location: Castilla y León, Spain
Date Posted: 4/12/2015 10:34:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMNP69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
It is not exactly known when the bridge was build by the Romans. It is estimated to 27 BC to 79 AD.

The bridge is about 360 meter long, 5,50 to 5,90 meter wide and a height of 10 meter.

There have been several (big) repairs since the bridge was built. So pedestrians can still cross the bridge.

You can read more on the bridge in wikipedia (in Spanish or Italian): (visit link) The english version is rather short (one sentence): (visit link)
And you can see more pictures at: (visit link)

The following sentences on this bridge were taken from this website: (visit link)
"In the middle of the 1st Century B.C., the Romans turned Salmantica into a civitas (a political community) and a strategic enclave on the Vía de la Plata – Silver Way - trade route.
To make things run smoother on this particular stretch (that linked Merida with Astorga), Roman engineers built a large bridge that still spans the waters of the river Tormes. The town, that at that time belonged to the Roman province of Lusitania, was upgraded to a municipality."
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Republic 509 B.C. - 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: 0

Opening days/times:
24/7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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