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Römerbrücke Trier / Pont Romain Trèves / Roman Bridge Trier


The Roman Bridge is an ancient structure in Trier spanning the Mosel river. It is the oldest standing bridge of Germany. The bridge pillars date into the 2nd century AD.



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A first roman bridge over the Mosel dates back to 17 BC. The pillars of the stone bridge of today were constructed between 144 and 152 AD. This “new” roman bridge is the third bridge at this place since the founding of the town.

The building material came from the mining area around the extinct volcano “Hohe Buche” in the Eifel region north of Trier.

In 1689, the French army blew up the bridge; from 1716 to 1718 the Trier carpenter Johann Georg Judas reconstructed the vaults. At this opportunity, a crucifix and a statue of St. Nicholas was installed on the fifth pillar from the western site. In 1806, the western bridge gate was torn down, in 1869 the eastern one followed. In 1931, the bridge was widened and a sidewalk was constructed.

In the morning of the 2nd March 1945, the Americans could pass the roman bridge and continue in the direction of Trier-West. For an undetermined reason, the German army had renounced to blow up this construction.

After the Second World War, the canalisation of the Mosel led to important archaeological excavations.

Like the other roman monuments of Trier, it is part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1986.

Source: www.wikipedia.org


Römerbrücke Trier / Pont Romain Trèves / Roman Bridge Trier
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