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Roman bridge on the Albarregas River

Built when the Roman city of Emerita Augusta was founded, the bridge on the Albarregas River is still in perfect condition and includes some of its original features.

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Avda. Vía de la Plata s/n
06800 Mérida , Badajoz (Extremadura)

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  • Built when the Roman city of Emerita Augusta was founded, the bridge on the Albarregas River is still in perfect condition and includes some of its original features.

    It was built in the 1st century, when Mérida was founded, as well as many other monuments that still stand today and that are part of the city's history and artistic heritage.

    This simple structure that crosses the Albarregas River is 125 metres long and was built to connect Mérida with the north of the Peninsula. This trail went on to become the Silver Way.

    We can see its four open semicircular arches resting on solid piers. The face is made up of bolstered granite ashlar blocks, laid out in regular rows. It has a cornice on top that was placed in the 19th century, to adapt the bridge to modern needs.

    Despite various alterations and repairs that have been carried out over the centuries, the Roman bridge on the Albarregas River is perfectly preserved and looks like it has remained almost intact. It is currently a pedestrian bridge and runs parallel to Los Milagros Aqueduct.

  • Origin:
  • Romanisation (BC)
  • Construction:
  • Bridge
  • Art period:
  • Romanisation
  • Roman
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • Romanisation
  • Official name :
  • Historic-artistic site

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