Roman Bridge (Trier)

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Roman Bridge
Römerbrücke
Trier Roemerbruecke BW 1.JPG
Roman Bridge at Trier
Coordinates 49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265Coordinates: 49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265
Crosses Moselle
Locale Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Characteristics
Material Stone
History
Construction end 2nd century AD
Roman BridgeRömerbrücke is located in Germany
Roman BridgeRömerbrücke
Roman Bridge
Römerbrücke
Oldest standing bridge in Germany

The Roman Bridge (German: Römerbrücke) is an ancient structure in Trier, Germany, over the Moselle. It is the oldest standing bridge in the country. The nine bridge pillars date from the 2nd century AD. The upper part was renewed twice, in the early 12th and in the early 18th century, after suffering destruction in war. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 141 (T11), ISBN 0-521-39326-4 

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