Pons Augustus

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About Pons Augustus

  • Body Of Water Spanned: Marecchia
  • Bridge Type: Arch bridge
  • Locale: Rimini

The Ponte d'Augusto (Latin: Pons Augustus) or Bridge of Tiberius (Italian: Ponte di Tiberio) 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". The bridge was the only crossing of the Marecchia not destroyed by the retreating German army during the Battle of Rimini and is said to have resisted all attempts at destruction, including the ignition failure of explosive charges. The bridge is still open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with the exception of heavy goods vehicles. Media related to Ponte d'Augusto (Rimini) at Wikimedia Commons

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