Ancient Roman Bridges

Ancient Roman Bridges

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Ancient Roman bridges were an achievement in itself: As might be expected, the greatest difficulty when building a bridge across water is the construction of the supporting pillars rather than the arches which span across them. Unlike the construction of walls, the difficulty arises from the need to provide a solid foundation whilst facing the continuous force of the flowing water.

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