The city of Bilbao, an obligatory stopping point for merchants, depended for many years solely on this bridge which today bears little resemblance to the one featured on the coat of arms - hump shaped with three arches and sidings where a toll was extracted. The repeated floods in the city made successive reforms necessary, though its original image was still preserved until the end of the 19th century when, due to the impossibility of its coping with the sheer weight of traffic, a new bridge was built. Next to today's bridge, dating from after the Civil War, is San Antón church, both structures typical landmarks in Bilbao. From San Antón bridge we can travel to the popular district of Atxuri and Bilbao La Vieja. Alternatively, we can go through la Ribera into the streets of the Casco Viejo.
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