Rio Gilão with Roman bridge
Rio Gilao with Roman Bridge
View of the Rio Gilão with Roman bridge from the Verdeland office in the center of Tavira, Portugal.
Roman bridges, built by ancient Romans, were the first large and lasting bridges built.
Roman bridges were built with stone and had the arch as its basic structure.(see arch bridge). Most utilized concrete as well; which the Romans were the first to use for bridges.
Built in 142 BC, the Pons Aemilius, later named Ponte Rotto (broken bridge) is the oldest Roman stone bridge in Rome, Italy.