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National Monument is the first great medieval bridge that crosses the bed of the Rio Lima, Minho off the village of Ponte de Lima. This bridge and the river - which are at the origin of the name of the village that skirts - always proved important communication routes Minho.A the High Bridge, which connects between the central part of the borough and district Beyond-Bridge would be rebuilt about 1362. Its structure consists of 24 arches, with the initial leg built on an old arm of the river, which is currently silted - material traces of an earlier Roman bridge that connected the axis road between Braga and the Spanish city of Astorga. This initial part of the Roman bridge, which is located on the right bank of the river bed, was built in the time of Emperor Augusto.Os Romans and well equipped round arches contrast sharply with the remaining 16 arches, which bear the most narrow tray movement. These Gothic arches trecentistas, interspersed with eyelets, are based on eccentric tides granite carvings that resemble tiny and sharp bows of a boat

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