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Roman Bridge at Chaves

Roman Bridge at Chaves

The Roman Bridge in Chaves on the northern border of Portugal. Also known as Trajano bridge it spans the Tamega River with its 12 arches reaching a distance of around 140 metres (450ft).

A considerable feat of engineering by any standard this bridge has its origins nearly 2,000 years ago. It was built in the reign of Emperor Trajan and two of the original bridge columns are still standing.