Pons Aelius - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 54.076 E 012° 27.987
33T E 289845 N 4641918
Quick Description: Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a Roman bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city center to his newly constructed mausoleum.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/14/2015 12:13:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMPRQ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 9

Long Description:
The bridge is faced with travertine marble and spans the Tiber with five arches, three of which (in the center) are Roman; it was approached by means of ramp from the river. The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic vista of the Castel Sant'Angelo.

In the seventeenth century two arches were added, one on either side, to replace the original ramps that lead to the bridge. The bridge was further modified in the nineteenth century when the Tiber embankment was built to protect the city from floodwater.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: 0

Opening days/times:
open all time


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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