Pons Aelivs: Hadrian's Wall Fort & Tyne Bridge

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Pons Aelius


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    "When the emperor Hadrian visited Britain in AD122 and the need for a continuous northern frontier wall was first envisioned, the eastern terminus was to be marked by a fort at the first crossing point of the River Tyne, at Newcastle. A new bridge was built here to carry the road from the existing fort at Concangis (Chester le Street, Durham), and was called Pons Aelius after the emperor's family name, which title was - over a period - transferred to the fort itself...."
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    Link: http://www.roman-britain.org/places/pons_aelius.htm
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years ago
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