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Despite its name (Devil's Bridge), it is actually a stretch of the aqueduct made by the Romans to supply water to the Roman city of Tarraco (Tarragona nowadays). It's believed that it was built in the time of emperor Augustus, who ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD. The whole aqueduct ran for 15 Km (little less than 10 mi). This 'bridge' is 217 meters (712 ft) long and has a maximum height of 27 meters (88 ft). It is also known as Aqüeducte de les Ferreres, the Catalá (language of Catalonia) for "Aqueduct of the Blacksmiths".

Tarragona was the first major Roman city in Iberia and I guess it was also the most important during all the Roman rule. It was founded in the 3rd century BC near an existing and already important Iberian settlement, and it was the capital of the first and largest of the 3 Roman provinces of Iberia, first known as Hispania Citerior and then Hispania Tarraconensis.

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