Spain & Portugal - stephentidmore

Segovia, Spain, February 2003 - A man walks on the streets of Segovia, Spain in front of the Aqueduct Bridge.

The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula. It is among the most important symbols of Segovia, as is evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms. At its tallest, the aqueduct reaches a height of 28.5 meters (93.5 feet), including nearly 6 meters (19.7 feet) of foundation. There are both single and double arches supported by pillars. It transports waters from Spring Fuenfría, situated in the nearby mountains some 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) from the city in a region known as La Acebeda. It runs another 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) before arriving in the city.

The date of construction cannot be definitively determined and researchers have placed it between the second half of the 1st Century AD and the early years of the 2nd Century.