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This ancient Roman Bridge was built during the emperor Trajan's reign (A.D. 98-117) and was originally part of the Roman road that connected Merida with Astorga. There are fifteen arches that span the Tormes River and it's only open to pedestrian traffic. Walking across, you'll have excellent views of the city and the Old and New Cathedrals. Parts of the bridge have survived all these years, but some has been reconstructed after flooding did extensive damage during the 17th century. You can get great views of the bridge itself from the Puente de Enrique Esteban just upriver from here. Also, don't miss the Iberian stone bull that sits next to the bridge that has come to represent the city.

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2006
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