Ever since the Romans built the first bridge over the river Minho in Ourense, it has taken nearly 2000 years to build another of similar impact and one that has such good views over the city, the river Minho and its surroundings. In this stretch of the river Minho which passes through the city of Ourense, you can admire more than 2000 years of history of engineering and architecture in the construction of large bridges. A bridge is not being built in this area where the new AVE line will pass over. Visiting the bridges are easy, some are even for pedestrian use only. There are also footpaths on both sides of the river.