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Pons/Ponte Rotto or broken bridge is the common name applied to the Augustan – era Pons Aemilius. This was the major bridge connecting Trastevere to the Forum Boarium.  It broke in the middle ages, though three arches withstood, ultimately torn down with the construction of the 19C flood walls. It is an impressive single arcade that reminds us of the great skill in bridge making that the Romans possessed.

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