Ponte Testaccio

Lungotevere Testaccio. (Open Map)


Ponte Testaccio connects the Tiber embankment having its same name with the Portuense Quarter through a single reinforced concrete arch. 

It was the first bridge to be inaugurated after the end of the war although the need for it had been already emphasized by the Fascist Regime that had planned to build a bridge called "Africa" connecting the Trastevere Station with the Mattatoio (Abattoir) and the Aventino Quarter. 

The project was assigned to Ingegner Bastianelli in 1937, but the works were stopped during the war, like many other works in that period, and resumed only in 1947, when Professor Krallwas assigned the task of rebuilding it. It measures 121.91 m (135 yd) in length and 31.3 m (38 yd) in width.