Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

In addition to the great bridge over the Guadiana river, there is another Roman bridge in Merida, over the little river Albarregas.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

The bridge crosses the creek a hundred yards below the aqueduct the Los Milagros.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

The bridge is made of granite blocks, has a length of 145 meters and a width of 7 meters.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

The four main arches have a width of about 5 meters, the banks have two additional spillways 2 meters wide.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

Albarregas сreek in mid-March was a small swamp, perhaps at some time there is much more water.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida

The improvement of the banks of the stream consists of concrete benches, on one of which two girls were having fun playing cards.

Roman bridge over Albarregas creek, Mérida