Traian’s Bridge

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Trajan's Bridge is located in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Mehedinţi County.

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Built 2000 years ago by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the orders of Emperor Trajan, the bridge was the bridge over the Danube that required the Romans to enter Dacia. The grandiose construction had a length of 1135 m and was supported by 20 massive pillars fixed in the river bed.

In the 18th century, when the Danube waters were low, the 20 pylons could still be seen, but in the meantime many of them were completely destroyed.

Today only two pillars have survived, one on the  Romanian bank in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, and the other on the Serbian bank.

 

Did you know?

With a length of 1135 m, it was the largest bridge in antiquity.

Conservation facts

Unfortunately, in 2017 the state of preservation of the monument left much to be desired, the local authorities being unable to preserve it correctly.

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