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2011/04/24

Ponte Rotto


Il Ponte nella foto risale al 179 a.C.
Da allora è stato più volte ricostruito e (parzialmente) distrutto dalle alluvioni del Tevere.
Dopo la grande alluvione del 1598 il ponte non venne più ricostruito e assunse la denominazione di  Ponte Rotto, come ormai è conosciuto a Roma. 

Tra il 1853 e il 1887 una passerella metallica sorretta da funi collegò il troncone di ponte ancora in piedi alla riva sinistra del Tevere.
In seguito la passerella venne eliminata e le due arcate più vicine alla riva vennero distrutte a causa della costruzione dei moderni argini del fiume.

Oggi resta in piedi una sola delle tre arcate cinquecentesche che poggia sui piloni originali del II secolo a.C.

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The bridge in the photo dates back to 179 BC

It has since been rebuilt several times and (partially) destroyed by the floods of the Tiber.

After the great flood of 1598 the bridge was not rebuilt and changed its name to Broken Bridge, as it is now known in Rome.

Between 1853 and 1887, a metal walkway supported by cables connected the stump as a bridge still standing to the left bank of the Tiber.

Following the walkway was removed and the two arches nearest to the shore were destroyed due to the construction of modern river banks.

Today only one remains standing of the three arches resting on piers original sixteenth of the second century BC.


P.S. See you every monday for the Monday Night Shot!

8 comments:

  1. un ponte molto interessante e bello!

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  2. It's amazing that the bridge is still standing. Nice shot.

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  3. Wow. I wonder what the original builders would think if they could see it now. Would they be amazed that this part has survived and endured so much or dismayed that it didn't last forever?

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  4. This one just refuses to die, and that makes me very happy. What a beautiful piece of architecture.It must have been glorious and impressive in its day. Your shot of it is great....a wonderful capture.

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  5. I love the history of this bridge, the one remaining arch is a true wonder to be photographed some more. It is clear that the builders during 179 B.C. intended to build a bridge to last.

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  6. Thank you all for the nice comments!

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