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    The Ponte di Pietra or Ponte Pietra (Italian for "Stone Bridge"), once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genua to the Brenner Pass passed over it.

    Photo 1, Ponte di Pietra, Italy

    Photo 2, Ponte di Pietra, Italy

    Ponte di Pietra

    Crosses                             Adige River

    Locale                               Verona, Italy

    Design                              Arch bridge

    Material                            Travertine, brick

    Number of spans              5

    Total length                     120 m

    Completion date              100 BC 1957

    Destruction date             April 1945 (4 of 5 spans destroyed)

    Photo 3, Ponte di Pietra, Italy

    It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but rebuilt in 1957 with original materials.


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