Pons Aemilius - Ancient Rome Live

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Darius Arya
by American Institute for Roman Culture
published on 16 February 2020
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The Pons Aemilius (now known as the Ponte Rotto), dating to the era of Augustus (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE), was one of Rome's largest ancient bridges. Three arches were still standing in the Renaissance and plans were made to reconstruct the lost arches. Unfortunately, further destruction occurred and more was destroyed at the construction of the 1870 CE flood walls. Today, the single arch is overshadowed by the Ponte Palatino replacement bridge completed in the early 20th Century CE. Ponte Rotto ("broken bridge") stands as a testament of incredible Roman engineering.

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Culture, A. I. f. R. (2020, February 16). Pons Aemilius - Ancient Rome Live. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1970/pons-aemilius---ancient-rome-live/

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Culture, American Institute for Roman. "Pons Aemilius - Ancient Rome Live." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Feb 2020. Web. 13 Jun 2021.