The Ponte Fabricio, which was originally known as the Pons Fabricius, is the oldest bridge in Rome, dating back to 62 BCE.
The bridge is also known as the Ponte dei Quattro Capi, on account of the four heads (quattro capi), which crown the two pillars on the parapet. It has also been called the Ponte degli Ebrei (Bridge of the Jews), because of its close proximity to what was once the Jewish Ghetto.
The inscription, which is repeated four times, commemorates the builder of the bridge, Lucius Fabricius, superintendent of roads.
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