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The Newport Arch in Lincoln, a gateway in the Roman city walls - this 3rd century arch is believed to be the only Roman arch in the world that still has traffic passing through it - though as it has been hit twice by lorries in the last 40 years this seems a bit risky! The gate carried traffic to the north of the Roman city of Lindum (Lincon) along Ermine Street - the modern A15 road still follows the line of this road, travelling over 20 miles in a pretty much straight line.
For more information see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Arch
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Oct 28 2007 19:28 GMT bennystr
Fascinating and beautiful!
Oct 28 2007 19:34 GMT Midworlder PRO
This is the sort of thing i'm looking forward to seeing :-))
Oct 28 2007 20:10 GMT lumaciel
nice urbain scene
Oct 28 2007 20:50 GMT brunopapeete
Thank you for remainding me through this picture my old lesson of "roman archeaology in Great Britain" when i was a student at the university of Geneva !! A fresh wind of youth-remembrance is blowing in that picture !!
Bruno
Oct 28 2007 21:01 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
A pleasure Bruno!
The Roman street level was about 8 foot (about 2.5 metres) below the current road - making the gate a lot taller when it was first built.
Oct 28 2007 22:56 GMT jenylew
Great photo! It's nice to see someone had the notion to keep this rich piece of architecture!
Oct 30 2007 00:14 GMT sprigo
Fascinating info and a lovely shot. They certainly built to last!
Oct 30 2007 23:11 GMT gtc126
Beautifuk Old Architecture......Super Info Thor!!!!!!!!!
Oct 30 2007 23:33 GMT PaP67
...the story of the hudge & tiny arch.....!
Nov 01 2007 18:56 GMT LizSA
beautiful... great history here...!!

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