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Pons Sublicius

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General Information

Structural Type: Girder bridge
Completed in: 621 B.C.
Status: destroyed (23B.C.)

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, Europe
Replaced by Ponte Sublicio (1918)

Technical Information

Materials

superstructure wood
piers stone

Chronology

69 B.C.

Flooding carries away the bridge structure. Rebuilt.

23 B.C.

Another flood destroys the bridge. Not rebuilt.

Notes

The actual type of superstructure is not confirmed as is the original construction date. Probably built under the early Roman king Ancus Marcius.
Bridge became historically important when Horacius Cocles defended the bridge against the Etruscan king Porsenna until all Roman warriors had crossed the bridge and removed the superstructure. After the Etruscans left, the superstructure was re-built so that it could again easily be removed.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001258
Created: 03/02/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013