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Bridge of Apollodorus over the Danube

General Information

Other name(s): Trajan Bridge
Beginning of works: 103
Completion: 105
Status: destroyed

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Wooden bridge

Location

Location: , ,
Crosses:
  • Danube

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 45 m
total length 1 135 m
span lengths 57 m

Materials

piers stone
arches wood

Chronology

104

Trajan orders Apollodorus of Damascus to design and build the bridge.

Notes

Built under Trajan, the bridge was abandoned by the a later emperor, Aurelian, who ordered the superstructure removed. Due to decay and probably willing dismantling only one pier remains in part.

Participants

Design

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001271
  • Date created
    03/02/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016