Ponte Salario

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Via Salaria ( SS4 )


The Ponte Salario, in medieval times called Ponte Salaro, is a road bridge over the Aniene in Rome ( Italy), whose origins date back to Roman times. In ancient times the Via Salaria (modern name: SS4 ) was associated with bridge 3 km north of the Porta Collina. The still visible side arches are likely to result from a first stone at the end of the second or the first half of the 1st century BC.

In the Gothic war ( 535-552 ) almost all of the main arch was destroyed by the Ostrogoth king Totila, but 565 prepared by the Byzantine general Narses again, which made worthy of the extensive repair work along with the accompanying river diversion in a resulting bridge inscription. The Ponte Salaria had at this time a length of 72 m with 6.52 m width; the clearance of the semi-circular arch of the bridge was impressive 24.86 m.

The big bridge tower may have been built in the 8th century to control the transition traffic. 1798 by then thanks to frequent repairs remained intact ancient buildings by Napoleonic troops has been greatly affected, who dropped the parapet with the ancient inscription among others. 1829 medieval tower was demolished in 1849 and the bridge cut to a length of 15 m by French soldiers. 1867 was followed by the final end of the historic Gepräges Ponte Salaria, as papal troops blew up the main arc in the air. The reconstruction of the present bridge in 1874, a widening of the road 1930.

Other fortified Aniene bridges are the Ponte Nomentano still standing, the Ponte Mammolo (both Roman origin ) and the medieval Ponte di San Francesco in Subiaco.