Roman bridge, with three arches, the largest central one, with carved edges on both sides. This bridge is identical to the bridge over the river Betis, in Córdoba, on Via Augusta.
The bridge rests on three bows, the central one with the largest span and arrow, the sides with the same dimensions. Right board (26m) flanked by parapets. Tapered chisels upstream and downstream.
EN 359, at Km 22
Rural, valley. Over the Ribeira do Coadouro, or Ribeira de Boas Eiras, a tributary of the Tagus River, about 1.5 km. from Penhascoso coming from Mação.
IP-Infraestruturas de Portugal
Roman Period (conjectural)
Architect / Builder / Author
01st century B.C. - 01 - probable date of construction; 1960, decade - enlargement of the bridge in c. of 3,80m.
Granite in the foundations, woodcarving and staves; shale in the remaining structure; mortar.
PEREIRA, Maria Amélia Horta, Monumentos Históricos do Concelho de Mação, Coimbra, 1970; PINTO, Paulo Mendes, (Dir.), Pontes Romanas de Portugal, Associação Juventude e Património, Lisbon, 1998.
Source: Direcção Geral Património Cultural
Ribeira do Coadouro
N 39º 32' 57.675'' W 8º 1' 12.094''
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