Landmark Rome bridge closed due to falling marble from Valadier Tower.
Rome's historic Ponte Milvio bridge has been closed to pedestrians after fragments of marble fell from Torretta Valadier, the gateway triumphal arch designed by 18th-century neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier.
There was nobody injured in the incident which occured on 21 November at the Piazza di Ponte Milvio side of the north Rome landmark. The bridge's closure is described as a precautionary measure.
The original Milvio bridge dates back to 206 BC but this was demolished to make way for a new structure in 115 AD. The bridge is best known historically as the scene of the battle between Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius in the year 312.
In 2012 Ponte Milvio made international headlines when then mayor Gianni Alemanno ordered the removal of thousands of "love locks" from the bridge.
Photo Il Messaggero