Aqueduct of Segovia – one of the oldest bridges in the world | Spain

Updated: May 30, 2020 | By | More

Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the oldest bridges in the world. It is located in central Spain, in the historic city of Segovia.

Aqueduct of Segovia was scheduled by the Roman scholar Vitruvius (80-15 BC). Its construction took place sometimes in the 2nd half of the 1st Century. Aqueduct of Segovia is part of the 17 km long water route which brought the water from the river Fuenfria into the city.

Similarly like at the other ancient Roman buildings, architects did not use mortar to bind the granite blocks together, but metal hooks only.

Aqueduct of Segovia is 28.5 meters high and 782 m long and in 1985 it was together with other monuments in Segovia added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

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