Via Flaminia - Narni Bridge of Augustus
The Bridge of Augustus (Ponte d’Augusto) was built by Augustus around 27 BC in the Roman city of Narnia (now called Narni) to carry the Via Flaminia over the river Nera. It was one of the largest bridges constructed by the ancient Romans - 520 feet long (160 meters) and 98 feet high (30 meters). Of the original four arches, only one remains standing but you can see other parts of the bridge where they fell.
Location: Italy - Umbria - Terni - Narni
Category: Ancient Roman
Tags: Via Flaminia, Bridge
The remaining arch of this bridge is on the northern edge of the town of Narni. If driving heading north, keep on the SS3 going around Narni. Just before the modern bridge over the River Nera, take a right turn for Narni. Very quickly on your left you will see the a small park and the top of the arch. There is a sign for the Ponte d’Augusto. Park beside the cafe on your left and walk a short distance back to the park.
There you can walk take steps down to the road below and the base of the arch. From the road below, look across the river to see where other parts of the bridge have fallen.
Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny
Read more: Glossary - Via Flaminia.