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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Roman Bridge of Alcántara

Jan 1860

Albumen print | 32.0 x 42.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700110

Photograph of the Roman built bridge spanning the River Tagus. The bridge appears in the photograph spanning the river diagonally. A separate arch appears at the top of the bridge. In the background are rocky hills.

'El Puente de Alcántara' - 'The Bridge of the Bridge' was built by the Roman Emperor Trajan in Alcántara in AD 105, and comprises 6 arches. The two central arches span 110ft, and are 210ft high. The bridge is built of large granite stones.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 32.0 x 42.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol II, 1861

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Photography
        • Photographs
          • Photograph albums
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Alcántara [Spain]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of the Iberian peninsula
            • River Tagus [Spain-Portugal]