17 Bridges to explore in Italy
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Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.
The Castelvecchio bridge , also known as the Scaliger bridge , is an infrastructural and military work located in Verona along the Adige river , part of the Castelvecchio fortress and considered the most daring and admirable work of the Veronese Middle Ages. The main arch is considered by some scholars to be even the largest in Europe at the time of its construction, and had a useful size to facilitate the passage of boats.
The bridge of the Constitution is the bridge that crosses the Grand Canal of Venice between Piazzale Roma and the Venezia Santa railway station Lucia. The bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and built using mainly steel and glass, was opened to pedestrian traffic on the night of 11 September 2008. Tourists and locals in Venice now refer to it as the Calatrava Bridge.
This Roman bridge of war and love is located in the northern part of Rome is perhaps one of the more significant, yet lesser-known landmarks of the Roman Empire. Originally constructed of stone in the 2nd century by Gaius Claudius Nero. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312, which led to the imperial rule of Constantine.
The “Viadotto dell Industria” also known as "Bridge over the Basento" river or Musmeci Bridge, connects Potenza city centre exit on the Sicignano-Potenza motorway with the main access roads in the southern part of the city, which is in Italy. Designed by the Italian engineer Sergio Musmeci in 1967, and built between 1971 and 1976, the bridge perfectly incarnates Musmeci's architectural theories. The structure cost about 920,000,000 Italian liras.
The pont d'Aël is a Roman aqueduct bridge that is located in the namesake village in the municipality of Aymavilles, in Aosta. It was built in 3 BC for the irrigation and supply of a mineral wash for the colony of Augusta Prætoria Salassorum, today's Aosta, then just founded. The bridge, located at the entrance to the Val di Cogne, a lateral valley, 66 meters above the valley floor, supports a technically advanced aqueduct, 6 km long in total.
The Scalzi Bridge is a structure in Istrian stone, with a normal arch, shoulders with columns of Istrian stone. The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the north side, Cannaregio, are the Chiesa degli Scalzi ( and the Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station. The south side is the sestiere of Santa Croce.
The Devil's Bridge is the symbol of the city of Cividale del Friuli. Built-in stone starting from 1442 and divided into two arches, it rests on a natural boulder placed in the bed of the Natisone river, along which you can admire a spectacular gorge. The bridge is 22.50 m high, rests on three pylons, developing for 48 m on two arches of different width. The asymmetry is due to the position of the boulder on which the central pillar rests.
The Accademia Bridge is the southernmost of the four Venice bridges that cross the Grand Canal . It connects San Vidal to the former Church of Santa Maria della Carità. The bridge links the sestieri of Dorsoduro and San Marco. One of the iconic locations in this area which was famous among tourists.
The Devil's Bridge" or the "Maddalena Bridge" is certainly the most beautiful bridge in the province of Lucca, and one of the most suggestive in Italy. The bridge is a remarkable example of medieval engineering, probably commissioned by the Countess Matilda of Tuscany c. 1080-1100. It was renovated c. The largest span is 37.8 m. The bridge is also described in a 14th-century novella by Giovanni Sercambi of Lucca.
The Ponte delle Torri is an arch bridge derived from a Roman aqueduct located in Spoleto. The structure crosses the path of the Tessino stream and reconnects what tectonic activity and linear erosion of the stream have divided. At the two ends of the bridge, there are two fortresses, the Rocca Albornoziana and the Fortilizio dei Mulini, built to watch over the bridge and active as a mill until the 19th century. The name Ponte Delle Torri could allude to the towers of the two fortresses or to t
The bridge of Augustus and Tiberius, commonly known as the bridge of Tiberius, is a monument of Rimini from the time of ancient Rome. It served as a bridge over the Marecchia river when its course had not yet been diverted. Its construction began in 14 AD under the government of Augustus while the end of the works took place in 21 AD, under the rule of Tiberius. Today it is present in the coat of arms of the city. And it is the first stretch of the Via Emilia.
The Pietra bridge is the oldest bridge in Verona on the Adige river, the only one remaining from Roman times. Having survived several floods, it was made to shine during the Second World War by retreating German soldiers, then rebuilt by reassembling the stones recovered from the river bed by anastylosis. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genoa to Aquileia passed over it.
The Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, was the only medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge across the Arno in Florence until 1218. The current bridge was rebuilt after a flood in 1345. During World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy. It is mostly full of tourists enjoying the view, musicians playing songs, artists making portraits and all sorts of entertainers can be found on this bridge.
Rialto Bridge is a stone-arch bridge crossing over the narrowest point of the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. Built in the closing years of the 16th century, the Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge across the canal and is renowned as an architectural and engineering achievement of the Renaissance. it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in 1173, and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city.
St Trinity Bridge is a road bridge, elliptical arch bridge, and masonry bridge that was built from 1566 until 1569. The project is located in Firenze, Florence. It was the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, characterized by three flattened ellipses. In addition to the graceful, flattened arches that span the river the bridge is also decorated with statues of the Four Seasons, which appear at each corner of the bridge. It was now one of the major attractions in this area.
St. Angelo Bridge is a Roman bridge in Rome, Italy. It consists of seven stone arches and five main spans of about 60 feet (18 m) each, supported on piers 24 feet high. During the Middle Ages the bridge became particularly important because it was the only controlled passageway for pilgrims going to Saint Peter’s Basilica – first the one built by Constantine I, and then the current, 16th-century one – to visit the apostle’s grave.