Address: Lungotevere dei Pierleoni
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)
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This bridge was built in the year 62 by L. Fabricius and was the first one to connect the Tiberina Island with one of the banks of the Tiber river. It is 57 m (63 yd) long and 5.5 m (6 yd) wide. Horace the poet remembers it as the place from where persons in despair jumped into the river. In the Middle Agesit was called “Ponte dei Giudei” (Bridge of the Jews) due to the nearby Ghetto.It is alsocalled “Ponte dei Quattro Capi” (Bridge with Four Heads) due to the presence offour marble busts at its four heads.
Last checked: 2010-07-12 4:12