Roman Bridge (Trier)

The Roman Bridge (German: Römerbrücke) is an ancient structure in Trier, Germany, over the Moselle. It is the oldest standing bridge in the country. The nine bridge pillars date from the 2nd century AD.[1] The upper part was renewed twice, in the early 12th and in the early 18th century, after suffering destruction in war. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Roman Bridge
Römerbrücke
Roemerbruecke Trier.jpg
Coordinates49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265Coordinates: 49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265
CrossesMoselle
LocaleTrier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Characteristics
MaterialStone
History
Construction end2nd century AD
Official nameMoselle Bridge
Part ofRoman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iii), (iv), (vi)
Reference367-002
Inscription1986 (10th Session)
Location
Roman Bridge at Trier

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Further readingEdit

  • O'Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 141 (T11), ISBN 0-521-39326-4

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