Puente Romano - Mérida, Spain
Posted by: manchanegra
N 38° 54.842 W 006° 20.932
29S E 729861 N 4310578
Quick Description: The Puente Romano (Spanish for Roman Bridge) is a Roman bridge over the Guadiana River at Mérida.
Location: Extremadura, Spain
Date Posted: 7/26/2011 2:41:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMC53X
The Puente Romano (Spanish for Roman Bridge) is a Roman bridge over the Guadiana River at Mérida, Spain. It is the longest surviving bridge from ancient times, having once featured an estimated overall length of 755 m with 62 spans.
Today, there are 60 spans (three of which are buried on the southern bank) on a length of 721 m between the abutments. Including the approaches, the structure totals 790 m.
It was built under the reign of Trajan (98–117 AD).
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.
Admission Fee: None
Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed
Web Site: Not listed
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