Drought in Italy exposes Roman-era bridge

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 Drought in Italy exposed Roman bridge

Severe drought in Italy has exposed the pillars of an ancient bridge across the Tiber River, which was used by the Roman emperors.

CTV reports.

According to historian Anthony Mayanlahti, the bridge was built in the first century for the emperor Nero and led to his gardens near the Janiculum hill. By the third century, the bridge fell into disrepair, with traffic diverted to the nearby Ponte Sant'Angelo.

“Because the water level in the river is now so low due to widespread drought across Italy, we can see much more bridge piers than usual,” the historian noted. /center>

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