Roman Bridge of Salamanca
The Roman Bridge is one of the most architecturally important parts of the city, as part of the heraldic shield from the thirteenth century.
The Roman Bridge is an active part of the famous Via de la Plata linking Merida and Astorga. The 15 arches closest to the city are entirely Roman, dating from the year 89, and the remaining were added later in the sixteenth century.
From the Roman bridge is a magnificent view of the Cathedrals. Next to the bridge is a figure of a boar Iberian (pig stallion), representative of pre-Roman art in Salamanca, from prehistoric Celtic origin.
Although there was a new bridge built in the early twentieth century, a poster warned drivers: "attention, vehicles over 18 tonnes use the Roman bridge."