Il Ponte di Tiberio is known in English as the Tiberius Bridge. Construction was begun by Augustus shortly before his death in 14 AD and the bridge was completed 7 years later in 21 AD. In the meantime, a new emperor, Tiberius, had arrived, and the bridge was named after him. The beautiful and historic bridge spanned the Marecchia River in Rimini for many years, but in the 20th century the river was partially diverted to avoid devastating floods. Today the bridge crosses a narrow canal instead.
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