Contest #787 – Ponto Rotto, Rome, Italy

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Originally called the Pons Aemilius, this is the last vestige of the oldest Roman stone bridge in Italy. It dates to the 2nd century BCE.

Floods on the River Tiber have taken their toll on the bridge. It was repaired and rebuilt in AD 280, 1230, 1575, 1598 and 1853. The last parts connecting this structure to either side of the river was demolished in 1887 with the crossing replaced by the Ponte Palatino, which is still there today.

Those who found this relic, all before the hint were:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Graham Hedley
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Glenmorren
  • Andreas Meister
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • CuriousJM
  • Ashwini Agrawal