How Did Julius Caesar's Bridge

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Rome has gained popularity and respect for many of its architectural designs, and accomplishments. Roman engineering has enhanced the development of the Roman Empire over many years. One of the most known, and most admirable was Caesar’s Bridge. For many years, the Rhine River was a stop to Romans, protecting Germanic tribes from Roman expansion. In 65 BC, Julius Caesar led Roman legions in building a bridge, roughly a thousand feet across, and 25 to 30 feet deep. Caesar came up with the idea, that the bridge was not incredibly strong and stable, but would have enough to march his legions over it. The foundation of the bridge was a series of multiple wooden piles, driven into the bedrock of the river, each pile was a foot and half thick.…show more content…
In 122 A.D., Hadrian took a visit to the front lines where the emperor concluded that the only way to tame Brittania was to tame his own soldiers first. So, Hadrian took his advice, and disciplined his legions by putting them to work on the most ambitious project ever conceived by a Roman. A towering 73-mile defensive wall across the entire country, known as Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was 15 feet high, with parapets rising around 6 feet above his wall. The engineers positioned the wall so it ran along a cliff edge, and just above a drop to the north. So, the natural geology of Brittania’s jagged terrain helped the Romans build a more defensive structure, but made it difficult to get tools and supplies to the construction project. The wall itself, was only one of the many components of Hadrian’s design. Every mile, there was a guard post, that could house up to 60 troops at a time. In between each mile-castle, there were two smaller watchtowers, for extra safety. In 126 A.D., Hadrian returned to Rome after spending five years reshaping the empire's northern frontier. He then set his sights on reshaping the

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