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Pons Aemilius: General view, showing the south flank
The oldest stone bridge in Rome, the Pons Aemilius was begun in 179 BCE and completed in 142 BCE. It stood almost intact until 1598, when floods swept away two supporting piers and three of the arches. Two remaining arches were dismantled in 1885, leaving only a single arch standing in mid-river.