Bridge of Mantible

Logroño, Spain

The Bridge of Mantible (Puente Romano de Mantible) is a ruined bridge located near Logroño. According to some historians, construction of the bridge began in the first half of the 2nd century, well into Rome's imperial period. Others suggest that the bridge was built in the 11th century, near the same time in which the Puente La Reina was constructed over the River Arga, and that both were made to join the two most important cities of the Kingdom of Navarre, Nájera and Pamplona.

Neither theory makes clear at what point the bridge became no longer passable, but there are documents that suggest that it had already fully deteriorated by halfway through the 16th century.

The bridge is 164 meters long, 5 meters wide and reaches a maximum height of 30 meters. It was built with seven semicircular arches, only two of which stand relatively intact today. There are only a few remains of the other five arches. The two standing arches serve as an example of the excellent quarry stone used in the bridge.

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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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gbolahan john (7 months ago)
New bridge
Diego Lavena González (3 years ago)
It is an absolute shame that they waited for an arch of the bridge to fall before taking measures to prevent its deterioration. Despite how little remains, it is still worth seeing, being in a very beautiful environment. Furthermore, it is still curious to see part of the Roman bridge in the middle of the Ebro, still standing almost two thousand years later.
Oihan “Nique99” Fernández (3 years ago)
Nice site of historical interest. A quick visit recommended in La Rioja Alavesa. The pity is that access is a bit bad and is not very well signposted.
Bego cook (3 years ago)
A trip hearing and seeing nature without stress. The two arches, Roman, one almost destroyed, the river and its fauna and flora. Vineyards....
Fernando de Ugarte (3 years ago)
A beautiful site. It is a pity that it is not restored and that it has bad access ...
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