Roman Bridge

Romeinse brug
Maaseikerweg
6006 AC
WEERT

Places of interest

In the valley of the Tungelroyse Beek, east of the Maaseikerweg between Stramproy and Tungelroy, well-preserved remains of a wooden bridge from Roman times have been found.

In the valley of the Tungelroyse Beek, east of the Maaseikerweg between Stramproy and Tungelroy, well-preserved remains of a wooden bridge from Roman times have been found.

The 35 kilometre long Tungelroyse stream flows through Central Limburg. For years, the stream had been straightened in order to drain water to the Meuse as quickly as possible.

In 1999, Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei started one of the largest stream restoration operations in the Netherlands: the remediation and redevelopment of the Tungelroyse brook. Over a total length of 30 kilometres, work was phased over twelve years to restore the original meanders, improve the quality of life and recreational opportunities, improve the agricultural structure and realise the main ecological structure.

Remains of117 wooden poles and 6 oak beams were found during the work. The bridge was built around 27 A.D. and is 60 m long in total. The archaeological remains have a recreational function because the bridge has been rebuilt on site, and have been included in the Rondje Roman bridge tourist route. This walking route is available at the Hart van Limburg tourist office.

The Tungelroyse Beek is now a beautiful winding brook and a habitat for numerous plants and animals.

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
 
1,22km
Cycle route
 
 
 
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4,27km
Restaurant
 
4,30km
Walking/hiking routes
 
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4,96km
Restaurant
 
4,96km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
5,07km
Walking/hiking routes
 
5,22km
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5,31km
Restaurant
 
5,43km
Cycle route
 
5,49km
Lunchroom
 
5,51km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
5,51km
Walking/hiking routes
 
5,51km
Lunchroom
 
5,55km
Walking/hiking routes
 
5,56km
Cycle route
 
5,58km
Restaurant
 
5,59km
Restaurant
 
5,59km
Cycle route
 
5,62km
Car or motorbike route