"Famous roman bridge" Tiberio's Bridge Tip by Henrik_rrb

Tiberio's Bridge, Rimini: 12 reviews and 29 photos

  Imagine this bridge is 2000 years old!?
by Henrik_rrb
 
  • Imagine this bridge is 2000 years old!? - Rimini
      Imagine this bridge is 2000 years old!?
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  • Ponte di Tiberio seen from the side. - Rimini
      Ponte di Tiberio seen from the side.
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  • View from the bridge towards the ocean. - Rimini
      View from the bridge towards the ocean.
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  • Ponte di Tiberio seen from a bit away. - Rimini
      Ponte di Tiberio seen from a bit away.
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In the year 14 A.D the Emperor Augustus, of the Roman Empire, gave the order that there should be a bridge over the River Marecchia which would made sure that the Via Emilia could continue as planned. The Via was one of the Empires five most important roads.
Seven years later, while the Empire was ruled by Tiberio, the bridge was finished, and the incredible thing is that it's still there today.

The river Marecchia doesn't exist anymore, as it's been re-routed, and today the Ponte di Tiberio is just leading the cars and the walking people from the central parts of Rimini to San Giuliano. There is still water under the bridge, but it's just the marina of Rimini.

In 1885 the bridge became a national monument, although it's hard to believe today when drivers are taking their cars are over the bridge in a crazy pace, not thinking for a second that the bridge actually is over 2000 years old.

While walking on the bridge you don't really feel it, but try to get down on the walking path next to the water and watch it from a bit away, and you'll both feel and see the historical touch.

Directions: Just either follow the harbour from the ocean, of the main street through the city center. At the end you'll see the bridge.

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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