Constantine's Bridge

Constantine's Bridge

Constantine's Bridge ( _ro. Podul lui Constantin cel Mare; _bg. Мост на Константин Велики, "Most na Konstantin Veliki") was a bridge over the Danube that was completed or rebuilt [Biblioteca „V.A. Urechia“ site] in 328, and was a construction with masonry piers and wooden arch bridge and with wooden superstructure. It was constructed between the present-day Romanian Celei, Olt county (near Corabia, and then the city of Sucidava) and Bulgarian Gigen, Pleven Province (ancient Oescus), [Pamfil Polonic aflate în arhiva Muzeului Naţional de Antichităţi — Institutul de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan”] [Pamfil Polonic aflate în arhiva Muzeului Naţional de Antichităţi — Institutul de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan”] by Constantine the Great [International Database Of Structures] .The bridge was apparently used until the mid 4th century [CIMEC Archeologica report] , the main reason for this assumption being the fact that Valens had to cross the Danube using a bridge of boats at Constantiana Daphne during his campaign against the Goths in 367. [cite book|last=Kulikowski|first=Michael|title=Rome's Gothic Wars|publisher=Cambridge University Press|date=2007|pages=116-117|isbn=0521846331 at [,M1 Google Book Search] ]


See also

* Roman bridge
* List of Roman bridges

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Constantine's Bridge (Danube) — Constantine s Bridge Crosses Danube Locale Celeiu, Romania and Oescus, Bulgaria Total length 2,437 m (7,995 ft) Width 5.7 m (19 ft) …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine's Bridge (Mysia) — Constantine s Bridge Crosses Rhyndacus (Adırnas Çayı) Locale Mysia, Turkey Design Arch bridge Construction end After 258 AD …   Wikipedia

  • Bridge at Oinoanda — The Bridge at Oinoanda (or Oenoanda), or Bridge of Kemerarası, is an Ottoman arch bridge over the river Xanthos close to the Lycian town Oinoanda, Turkey. It stands on or near the spot of a Roman bridge, whose existence became known in the 1990s… …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine, Algeria — Constantine قسنطينة, Qusanṭīnah also known as Kasantina   Commune and city   A bridge in Constantine …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine the Great and Christianity — Constantine the Great Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, c. 1000 Isapostolos, 13th Apostle Born Feb 27, 272 in Naissus, Roman Empire (now …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine the Great — • Information on the Roman emperor Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Constantine the Great     Constantine the Great     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Constantine I and Christianity — Constantine I, Roman Emperor adopted Christianity following his victory in the Battle of Milvian Bridge 312. Under his rule, Christianity rose to become the dominant religion in the Roman Empire, and for his example of a Christian monarch… …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine II of Scotland — Constantine II King of Alba Reign 900–943 Predecessor Donald II Successor Malcolm I …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine and the Cross — (AKA: Costantino il grande) is a 1962 historical drama film about the early career of the emperor Constantine, who first legalized and then adopted Christianity in the early 4th century. The film only stretches as far into his life as the Battle… …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine the Great — This article is about Constantine as an Emperor. For Constantine as a Saint, see Constantine I and Christianity. Constantine I redirects here. For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). Constantine I 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.