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Arch in centre of Roman Bridge of Alcántar
[Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol. II]
40.0 x 31.0 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a view taken on the Roman Bridge of Alcántara. The bridge is framed by a central castellated archway spanning the upper section. In the background, viewed through the arch, stands a chapel on a hill opposite. A horse and cart stand on the bridge in the distance at the far end of the bridge.
'El Puente de Alcántara' - 'The Bridge of the Bridge' was built by the Roman Emperor Trajan in Alcántara in AD 105, and comprises 6 arches. The two central arches span 110ft, and are 210ft high. The bridge is built of large granite stones.
Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert