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Pons Sublicius

General Information

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

Project Type

Structure: Girder bridge
Material: Wooden bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001258
  • Date created
    03/02/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016