The ancient Ponte Cestio (Pons Cestius) was built in the first century BCE to connect the Tiber Island to the right bank of the city.
During the building of the embankment, between 1888 and 1892, Ponte Cestio was demolished and replaced by a longer, three-arched bridge. However, the central arch of the new bridge reuses about two-thirds of the original stone.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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