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The Pons Aemilius

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In 179 BC the Pons Aemilius (today's Ponte Rotto) was built by order of the two censors with stone foundations. Then in 142 BC stone arches were added, making it the first all-stone brige over the Tiber. Throughout Rome's turbulent history it was ruined and restored several times, until in 1598 it was finally abandoned, remaining a ruin to this day.