Location: Sucidava Street, Celei Neighbourhood, Corabia

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GPS: Roman Fortress Sucidava

Roman bridge from Corabia  

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As one of the largest Roman-Byzan­tine fortresses in Oltenia, the Sucidava Fortress dates back to the 3rd-6th centu­ries AD.
An old military and economic centre of the Suci tribe had been located here. A bridge over the Danube was built during the reign of Constantine the Great, whose vestiges can still be seen nowadays.
After the destruction caused by the Huns’ invasions, the fortress is remade during the reign of Justinian, in the period 527- 535. A basilica remains from the early Christian period, where some graves have been discovered. A special installation is the 18 m-deep well.
Vestiges included in the fortress visit cir­cuit: the tell-shaped settlement, with 11 phases of inhabitation; vestiges of the Geto-Dacian inhabitance; the Roman well of the 2nd century AD.; the Roman-Byzan­tine Fortress; the portal of Constantine the Great’s bridge over the Danube; the West Gate; the Building from the 4th-5th centuries; the Building with a Hypocaust; the Secret Well (6th century); the Paleo- Byzantine Basilica; the Tower Pillar of Constantine’s Pasarelle.
The bridge built during the first Christian emperor, inaugurated in the summer of 328, stretched over a length of 2437.5 m, being considered one of the longest bridges in antiquity. Its life span was small until the end of the 4th century, but it had the role of uniting the Roman territories from the north and south of the Danube.
The ruins of the Roman bridge are about 40 m north of the bank of the Danube. The most well preserved northern portal had the role of saw-picking, being built on a platform made of irregularly cut stone, bound with mortar.