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  1. Bridges of Rome By Max Villaire

  2. Pons Fabricius • Oldest Roman Bridge in existence • Built in 62 BCE • 5.5M x 62M (18ft x 203ft) • Spans Half of the Tiber River • Inscription: • L . FABRICIVS . C . F . CVR . VIAR |FACIVNDVM . COERAVIT | IDEMQVE | PROBAVIT • Lucius Fabricius, Son of Gaius, Superintendent of the road, took care and likewise approved that it be built http://www.livius.org/a/italy/rome/bridge_fabricius/bridge_of_fabricius06.jpg

  3. Ponte Sant’Angelo • Built in 134 CE • Dedicated to Emperor Hadrian • Spans the Tiber River • From the Center of the city to the Mausoleum • Was Originally known as Pons Aelius http://www.livius.org/a/italy/rome/bridge_aelius/pons_aelius_4.JPG

  4. Pons Cestius • 48M x 8M • Built soon after the Pons Fabricius • First stone bridge from the island to the right bank of the river. • Currently known as Ponte S Bartolomeo http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/16900/16958/pons_cestius_16958_lg.gif

  5. Pons Sublicius • Earliest known bridge of ancient Italy • spans Tiber river from the forum to the bottom of Aventine Hill • Built around 642 BCE http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Pons_Sublicius_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_19694.jpg

  6. Bibliography • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Pons_Cestius.html • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Pons_Aelius.html • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Pons_Fabricius.html • http://archive1.village.virginia.edu/spw4s/RomanForum/GoogleEarth/AK_GE/AK_HTML/BR-008.html • http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/pontesantangelo.htm