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“The Oldest Stone Bridge in Rome”
Review of Ponte Rotto

Ponte Rotto
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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour With a Local
Ranked #309 of 1,516 things to do in Rome
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Rome, Italy
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“The Oldest Stone Bridge in Rome”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The Ponte Rotto (Broken Bridge), also known as the Pons Aemilius, is the oldest Roman stone bridge in Rome. Only a single span segment remains today. It is worth seeing in passing if you are walking over to or from Tiber Island or down exploring the Forum Boarium.

Visited February 2013
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“See it in passing”
Reviewed 13 February 2008

Ponte Rotto is the only fragment remaining of the very first stone bridge built across the Tevere (2nd century AD). It stands next to the intact and functional Ponte Palatino, and collapsed in 1598. Today, this white, truncated giant sits forlornly under its mantle of moss and grass, as modern Rome rushes back and forth and past it. Perhaps visitors with a special interest in Roman architecture might find this worth a close look. Otherwise, a glance from your cab or bus window should suffice.

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