It was built in the XIII Century using volcanic rocks mainly, formerly a material used in building construction due to its facility to find it in the area. The bridge has witnessed lots of events throughout its history. During medieval times it linked, on the same route, the Pyrenees and the Catalan Coast. During modern ages it has seen an increasing of population around him. During the industrialization in the XVIII and XIX Century, businesses, houses, streets and other buildings slowly appeared around the bridge, until the Sant Joan les Fonts that we know nowadays.
From the medieval bridge we can see the majestic parochial church of Sant Joan les Fonts. The construction dates from the end of the XIX Century and the beginning of the XX Century. It is an emblematic building for the population of Sant Joan, although it is not from the medieval era, we can say that it is a neo-Gothic construction or influenced by Gothic. A highlight of its walls is the use of volcanic rock. Sundays at 12:00pm the weekly Mass is celebrated.The Medieval Bridge is one of the three constructions that is part of the Sant Joan les Fonts Medieval Route, together with Juvinyà Castle and the Romanesque Monastery Church. From this point you can reach different natural routes: the three lava flow pathway, Fonts and Verlets pathway and Boscarró pathway.