South of the city, an old bridge now closed to vehicles, it is the first sign of roman presence.
Though having suffered a few transformations, the last one in the 17th century replacing a whole section of the bridge, the original conception is still visible in the old section.
It is believed that this 26-arch bridge was built in the first century A.D. Over Río (river) Tormes, this roman bridge linked the cities o Mérida and Atorga (part of the Vía de la Plata/Silver Route).
The bull, on the north side of the bridge, was mentioned in the work "Lazarillo de Tormes".
Moving down the street toward the river on Avenida Reyes de Espana, we come to a wonderful view of the ancient Roman Bridge (el Puente Romano) spanned across the Tormes River. The fifteen arches of the bridge closest to the city, constructed during the time of Trajan (A.D. 98-117), are original. The remainder of the bridge was swept away during a flood in 1626. Regardless, the bridge is an amazing site from the Puente de Enrique Esteban.
Crossing the bridge, which only allows foot traffic now, gives you a commanding view of the Catedral Vieja and Catedral Nueva.
Walking down through the town to the old Roman Bridge across the Tourmas river provides an opportunity to get a more distant view of the city, with the massive cathedral dominating the panorama.
This beautiful Roman bridge that crosses the river Tormes is still in use as a pedestrian bridge. You have a very nice view at the city when you stand on the bridge.
You can get a great view of the city from the 400m long Puento Romano (Roman Bridge) on the south side of Salamanca.