Roman Bridge, Mérida

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Carole Raddato
published on 24 March 2014
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The Roman bridge built over the Guadiana River at Emerita Augusta (Mérida, Spain) in the 1st century CE is the longest surviving bridge from ancient times, having once featured an estimated overall length of 755 m (2477.03 ft) with 62 spans. Today, there are 60 spans on a length of 792 m.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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