Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge (Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino)

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The present Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino (Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge) at Piazza Di Porta Portese is located much away from the place where the ancient Ponte Sublicio stood. The latter was probably the first bridge created by Romans to connect with the Etruscan river coast. The name "Sublicio" in ancient language meant "wooden". According to a legend it was the place where Orazio Coclite defended the city along against a group of Etruscan army.

Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino (Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge) at Piazza Di Porta Portese
The current bridge was built by Marcello Piacentini between 1914 and 1917 and is situated downstream of the ancient "Pons Sublicius" that dates back to the seventh century B.C. after which it is named. In fact this happened when the Etruscan king Porsena attacked Rome. While the Roman soldier Horatius Cocles stood up to the enemies, his comrades destroyed the boards. The bridge is 102 m (113 yd) long and 20 m (22 yd) wide and connects Porta Portese with the Testaccio Quarter.

Ponte Sublicio is also known as Ponte Aventino. The present Ponte Aventino was built in 1914-1917 by M.Piacentini, and it is the shortest bridge in Rome (105m x 20m).

Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge (Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino)
Ponte Fabricio
Piazza di Porta Portese (Viale di Trastevere)
00153 , Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)/ Quartiere Gianicolense (Roma West)
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