Roman Bridge (Trier)

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Roman Bridge
Roemerbruecke Trier.jpg
Coordinates 49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265Coordinates: 49°45′07″N 6°37′35″E / 49.7519°N 6.6265°E / 49.7519; 6.6265
Crosses Moselle
Locale Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Material Stone
Construction end 2nd century AD
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Moselle Bridge
Part of Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Criteria Cultural: (i), (iii), (iv), (vi)
Reference 367-002
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)
Roman BridgeRömerbrücke is located in Germany
Roman BridgeRömerbrücke
Roman Bridge
Oldest standing bridge in Germany

The Roman Bridge (German: Römerbrücke) is an ancient structure in Trier, Germany, over the Moselle. It is the oldest standing bridge in the country. The nine bridge pillars date from the 2nd century AD. The upper part was renewed twice, in the early 12th and in the early 18th century, after suffering destruction in war. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Roman Bridge at Trier

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 141 (T11), ISBN 0-521-39326-4 

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