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2nd Century in Transport: 2nd-Century Bridges, 2nd-Century Ships, Trajan's Bridge, Ta k pr, Ponte Sant'angelo, Roman Bridge, R merbr cke
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ISBN 9781158036295
REGISTERED: 01/17/18
UPDATED: 02/20/20
2nd Century in Transport: 2nd-Century Bridges, 2nd-Century Ships, Trajan's Bridge, Ta k pr, Ponte Sant'angelo, Roman Bridge, R merbr cke
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 2nd-Century Bridges, 2nd-Century Ships, Trajan's Bridge, Taşköprü, Ponte Sant'angelo, Roman Bridge, Römerbrücke, Ponte de Rubiães, Isis. Excerpt: Trajan's Bridge (Romanian: ; Serbian: ) or Bridge of Apollodorus over the Danube was a Roman segmental arch


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  • ISBN bar code 9781158036295 ξ1 registered April 08 2016
  • Product category is 2nd-Century-in-Transport Books-LLC Book

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 2nd-Century Bridges, 2nd-Century Ships, Trajan's Bridge, Taşköprü, Ponte Sant'angelo, Roman Bridge, Römerbrücke, Ponte de Rubiães, Isis. Excerpt: Trajan's Bridge (Romanian: ; Serbian: ) or Bridge of Apollodorus over the Danube was a Roman segmental arch bridge, the first to be built over the lower Danube. For more than a thousand years, it was the longest arch bridge in the world to have been built, in terms of both total and span length. The bridge was constructed by the Greek architect Apollodorus of Damascus for the deployment of Roman troops in the war against Dacia, in 105 AD. Modern reconstructionThe bridge was situated East from the Iron Gates, nearby the present-day cities of Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Romania) and Kladovo (Serbia). Its construction was ordered by Emperor Trajan as a supply route for the Roman legions fighting in Dacia. The structure was 1,135 meters in length (the Danube is 800 meters-wide in that area), 15 meters in width, and reached 19 meters in height (measured from the river's surface). At each end was situated a Roman castrum, each of them built around an entrance (crossing was possible only by walking through the camp). Its engineer, Apollodorus of Damascus, used wooden arches set on twenty masonry pillars (made with bricks, mortar and pozzolana cement) that spanned 38-meters each. Nevertheless, it was built over an unusually short period of time (between 103 and 105) one possible explanation is that the river was diverted during the bridge's construction. Photo of Tabula Traiana near Kladovo, SerbiaA Roman memorial plaque ("Tabula Traiana"), 4 meters in width and 1.75 meters in height, commemorating the completion of Trajan's military road is located on the Serbian side facing Romania near Ogradina.


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