Today’s Photo: Pons Aemilius, The Ponte Rotto, Rome

 

The remains of the Pons Aemilius or Ponte Rotto

Located immediately downstream from Tiber Island, the Ponte Rotto (Broken Bridge) was originally erected during the 3rd century BC.  The bridge was likely constructed as part of the Via Aurelia, the road to Etruria.  The visible remains seen today are all that is left of the structure, rebuilt in the late 1st century BC by Augustus.

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