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Pons Neronianus

Pons Neronianus

No longer extant, this bridge crossed the river immediately below the modern Ponte Vittorio Emanuele connecting the Campus Martius with the Vatican Hill. It was probably built by Nero (A.D. 37-68) or by Caligula (A.D. 12-41). Remains of the bridge survived until the nineteenth century, when they were removed as a hazard to boats using the Tiber.

From Samuel Ball Platner, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, rev. Thomas Ashby. Oxford: 1929, p. 401.

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