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Pons Sublicius

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General Information

Completion: 621 B.C.
Status: destroyed (23B.C.)

Project Type

Structure: Girder bridge
Material: Wooden bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

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

Technical Information


superstructure wood
piers stone


69 B.C.

Flooding carries away the bridge structure. Rebuilt.

23 B.C.

Another flood destroys the bridge. Not rebuilt.


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.


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