tiber bridge

tiber_bridge

This Tiber bridge near the Tiberina island was known as the Pons Aemilius. Nowadays it is called "Ponte Rotto" - the broken bridge..... Notice is window opening in the supporting column aimed at reducing the pressure of a full flowing river. You can also see the supporting stones at the bottom inside edge of the arch. These were used as ledges for the internal scaffolding used during construction.

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