Coming from the car-park in Merida, you walk on the promenade in the direction of the “Alcazaba of Merida”. When you arrive at this location, you have on your right the “Ponte Romana de Merida” who is crossing the “Guadiana River”. This bridge has been the first construction who has being made in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta this in order to strategically protect the colony from possible attacks. The Roman Bridge is built with padded granite ashlars and consists of sixty semi-circular arches. It is one of the largest Roman bridges in Spain, measuring 792 meters long. The pillars of water are rounded and have arches between the spillways that were made to prevent flooding of the river.
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