Ceaser Leads Romans, Crosses Rhine With Bridge to Attack the Germans

                                                                     By Aaron Fry

April 6, 83 C.E., Julius Caesar leads the  Roman Army and crosses the Rhine River by bridge south of Gaul to attack the Germans in Germania. Amazingly. Over 40,000 men  from the roman army went their way through Germania.

With Caesar guiding the way, the Roman Army marches their way to victory. There is no estimate time when the troops will return home, for they have to hold off  340000 men.

This feat was accomplished by building a bridge over the Rhine. Impatiently, the build had Caesar waiting on shore for 18 long days. "I felt we are getting nowhere, but now we are on our way to Germania" claims Caesar.

With the strong current, it is impossible to do by boat. The section that the Romans cross is the fastest part of the Rhine River.

The bridge is an amazing one thousand feet long and thirty feet wide. This bridge is able to hold forty thousand men marching their way to victory. "Built from wood, this is an amazing feat of engineering by the Romans" explains one of the battle troops.


A small painting of the Romans crossing the Rhine from Mark Kozak-Holland.

A map of Rome at that time period.

Here is helpful video about the bridge and the attempt to rebuild it.

Here is another website about the crossing and the bridge.

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