Verona Ponte Pietra

Verona’s Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) was built before the birth of Christ

PONTE PIETRA
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Location: Verona, Italy
River: Adige
Built: 100 BC
Length: 120 metres
Style: Arch (Brick)

Verona‘s Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) is the first in a monthly series presenting iconic bridges around the world. Main bridges are typically centred around the culture of a city, often historically connecting different aspects of a city or town.

Built by the Romans in 100 BC, the elegant brick arch Ponte Pietra connected the city of Verona to the Roman theatre (still exists). Two thousand years later, it remains in continuous use except for a spot of rebuilding (with original materials) after being blown up by the retreating Germans late in World War Two.

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