2. L. Fabricius
, C. F., perhaps a son of No. 1, was eurator viarum in B. C. 62, and built a new bridge of stone, which connected the city with the island in the Tiber, and which was called, after him, pons Fabricius.
The time at which the bridge was built is expressly mentioned by Dio Cassius (37.45), and the name of its author is still seen on the remnants of the bridge, which now bears the name of ponte quattro capi.
On one of the arches we read the inscription: "L. FABRICIUS CUR. VIAR. FACIUNDUM COERAVIT IDEMQUE PROBAVIT, C. F. ;" and on another arch there is the following addition: "Q. LEPIDUS, M. F., M. LOLLIU, M. F., EX S. C. PROBAVERUNT," which probably refers to a restoration of the bridge by Q. Lepidus and M. Lollius.
The scholiast on Horace (Sat.
2.3, 36) calls the Fabricius who built that bridge a consul, but this is obviously a mistake. (Becker, Handbuch d. Röm. Alterthümer,
vol. i. p. 699.)
There is also a coin bearing the name of L. Fabricius. (Eckhel, Doctr. Num.
vol. v. p. 210.)