San Martin's Bridge (Puente de San Martín)

finished early 14th century; defensive towers built in 13th and 16th centuries





This bridge linked the city of Toledo to the west. An earlier bridge was destroyed by flooding and it is thought that this rebuilt bridge was completed by the early 14th century. Defensive towers are at each end of the bridge.
 

The 13th century defensive tower

 

Looking back at the 13th century tower

 

Center: the bridge with city walls in the background; right: the 16th defensive tower with the coat of arms of Emperor Charles V



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