Had a trip across the Tiber to visit the area of Trastevere on the south-west side of Rome. Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) is located in the southern bend of the Tiber, and is boat-shaped, approximately 270 metres long and 67 metres wide. Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital, the island is associated with medicine and healing.
Shown here from the west bank, on the left is the Ponte Cestio which dates back to the 1st century. However, in the 19th century as the western channel of the river was widened from 48 to 76 metres, the bridge had to be demolished and rebuilt. The ancient bridge, which had two small arches, was simply not long enough. A new bridge, with three large arches, was constructed with its central arch reusing about two-thirds of the original material.
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