The minimum, the bridge became a tangible symbol of the city, and among the most representative features of the Venetians. In addition, each bridge, from the smallest to the largest public to private sector to do more to give to the beautiful city and offers a unique environment for tourists. There are over 350 bridges in the city, but some are certainly better known than others, and can be considered as an important monument of the city.
Four of the bridge on the Grand Canal, in particular, are among the most famous bridge in Venice, and crossed every day by Venetians and tourists. Built in the waters of the city’s largest, which is divided into two parts of Venice and the line with some of the most important buildings of Venice, this bridge is a tourist place, and construction needed to connect two sides of the channel and is easy to visit the city.
The first bridge over the Grand Canal, and quite possibly the most famous bridge in Venice, the Rialto Bridge. The bridge was built that we can now in 1588, but the first bridge in this area was built in 1175, is a bridge over the ship, which was replaced by a permanent bridge in 1265. After the collapse of wooden bridge, building a more powerful engine, many architects and their proposals. Antonio Da Ponte project wins, he predicted that the Istrian stone bridge (the material commonly used in Venice), has three stores and hills covered with an elegant portico.
Until the 19th century Rialto Bridge is the only bridge over the Grand Canal, but in 1854 the bridge of the Academy, its name derives from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in the neighborhood was built. At first, an iron bridge, but the damage to other materials selected to avoid: if the competition was announced for the proposed stone bridge. Meanwhile, a temporary wooden bridge, designed by Eugene never built Mozzi and replaced at the end of the bridge.
The third bridge, the bridge Scalzi, also known as Station Bridge, as it is very near the train station Santa Lucia, Eugenio Mozzi work and rebuilt in 1932. Instead of Istrian stone single-span bridge we see today, before 1932 there was an iron bridge was built by Austria in 1858. more…