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Roman Bridge in Pollença

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This is the oldest bridge still used to cross the Sant Jordi stream, today known as the Pont Romà or Roman Bridge. It has been declared a Historical-Artistic Monument. It might be a military structure dating from the earliest centuries AD, a roadway that controlled the flow of water to the Roman city of Pollentia (today Alcúdia).

This is the oldest bridge still used to cross the Sant Jordi stream, today known as the Pont Romà or Roman Bridge. It has been declared a Historical-Artistic Monument. It might be a military structure dating from the earliest centuries AD, a roadway that controlled the flow of water to the Roman city of Pollentia (today Alcúdia).

It is a bridge with two unequal spans crossed by two different arches with square ashlars – a flattened arch in the largest span and a semicircular one in the smaller arch, and between them a pillar with two triangular-shaped angles. Above them is a small semicircular load-bearing arch. The span of the smaller arch measures 4.83 metres, and the larger one 7.2 metres.