Arch bridges in Verona

Ponte Pietra (Verona)

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The Ponte Pietra (Italian for "Stone Bridge"), once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genua to the Brenner Pass passed over it.

It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but rebuilt in 1957 with original materials.

Sources

  • Galliazzo, Vittorio (1994), I ponti romani. Catalogo generale, Vol. 2, Treviso: Edizioni Canova, pp. 223–226 (No. 456), ISBN  
  • O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 93f. (I169), ISBN  

See also

  • List of Roman bridges
  • Roman architecture
  • Roman engineering

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marianna b
6 August 2010
If you are in Verona go to see this bridge.I's very beautiful and there is a greate view from there
Hotel Fiera Verona
26 September 2011
Laciatevi incantare dal panorama che solo dal ponte pietra è possibile ammirare
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