Ponte di Tiberio (Rimini)

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The Bridge of Tiberius (Italian: Ponte di Tiberio) or Bridge of Augustus (Latin: Pons Augustus) is a Roman bridge in Rimini, Italy. The bridge features five semicircular arches with an average span length of ca. 8 m. Construction work started during Augustus' reign and was finished under his successor Tiberius in 20 AD; an inscription thus calls the structure as "given by both emperors".[1] The bridge was the only crossing of the Marecchia not destroyed by the retreating German army during the Battle of Rimini as it was judged militarily pointless.[2] The bridge is still open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with the exception of heavy goods vehicles.

Ponte di Tiberio

Pons Augustus
Ponte d'Augusto
Tiberius-Brücke.JPG
Coordinates44°03′49″N 12°33′49″E / 44.063689°N 12.563656°E / 44.063689; 12.563656Coordinates: 44°03′49″N 12°33′49″E / 44.063689°N 12.563656°E / 44.063689; 12.563656
CarriesVia Aemilia
CrossesMarecchia (ancient Ariminus)
LocaleRimini, Italy
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
Total length62.6 m (between abutments)
Width8.6 m
Longest span10.6 m
No. of spans5
History
Construction end20 AD
Location

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O’Connor 1993, p. 84
  2. ^ "German Tactics in the Italian Campaign". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 3 January 2021.

Further readingEdit

  • O’Connor, Colin (1993). Roman Bridges. Cambridge University Press. pp. 84f. (I117). ISBN 0-521-39326-4.

External linksEdit

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