Venice is full of great buildings, palaces and monuments to visit. Today we want to tell you the history of the most famous bridge in the city. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal (Accademia Bridge, Scalzi Bridge and Constitution Bridge).
This bridge is the oldest of the city. It measures about 28 meters and consists of a single arch connecting the two banks of the canal. Around 1250 it was built in wood but did not have a very strong structure. In fact, in 1444 it collapsed due to the weight of the crowd gathered for the wedding procession of the bride of the Marquis of Ferrara.
At the beginning of 1500 it was proposed to build it in stone. Only 90 years later, thanks to the work of the architect Antonio da Ponte, this masterful work was completed. A curiosity: at the base is engraved the legendary date of the foundation of Venice, March 25th 421 AD.
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