History and rule of the art for a Roman viaduct-bridge in Campania

Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2005 (Second International Congress), Venezia, 06-08 December 2005
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Research focused on a Roman bridge-viaduct in Campania proves to be a convergence crux of a number of problems of difficult critical-historic solution: from the interpretation of the fabric in the context of Roman bridge architecture to the role of the viaduct in the urban and territorial history and in the old regional topography, up to the formulation of the best operational actions for the future asset of the work. The matter is then a problem of urban historiography as well as of restoration.

The object of the research is the “Ponte degli Aurunci”, named Ronaco bridge, a multi-span roman viaduct, made by 21 arcades for a total length of 187 ml., near the town of Sessa Aurunca, crossing an old affluent of the Garigliano river and a branch of the old consular Appia road. The fabric is discussed in its more important features, and a refurbishment perspective is outlined for the bridge as a tool for walk in the countryside.

Keywords: restoration, conservation

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