Ponte degli Scalzi, Venice

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The Ponte degli Scalzi, literally, "bridge of the barefoot ", is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal.
The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the north side, Cannaregio, are the Chiesa degli Scalzi and the Santa Lucia railway station. The south side is the sestiere of Santa Croce.
Designed by Eugenio Miozzi, it was completed in 1934, replacing an Austrian iron bridge. It is a stone arch bridge.
Ponte degli Scalzi is located close to the site of construction of the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal, popularly known as Ponte di Calatrava although it was formally inaugurated as the Ponte della Costituzione. Construction was delayed in part due to controversy over its modern style, but the basic span was finally in place on August 11, 2007, and the bridge was opened for public use on September 11, 2008. This bridge is closer to the bus station than the Scalzi bridge.
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  • Next to Venice Central Station. Very nice bridge with beautiful architecture. You will also find a lot of type pickers (rose sellers, Chinese material, ...) Here are the GPS coordinates for this location 45-26'28.9"N 12-19'21.2"E Visited during the month of August 2019.
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  • The bridge provides a great view down the Grand Canal. Few places actually afford this and allow you a great vista. It is close to the main railway station and a few minutes walk from the Plaza Roma a...  more »
  • Like the other bridges over the main canals, this is an impressive piece of Italian engineering. It might not be as photographic as the better known Rialto bridge, but is still worth a visit if you ar...  more »
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  • This is the best point for taking photo with this bride behind. One of the most famous places to see in Rimini, I d recommend to visit in the evening as well(so pretty with lights) and take a bike to get there. Especially if you stay next to sea. But public transport is also available
  • One of the main bridge on grand canal near railway station. gives beautiful view. It is Worth seeing the “bridge of sighs” at night and during the day. when you go to the doges palace you can see what the prisoners saw as their last view of Venice, hence the name “bridge of sighs” as coined by Byron.
  • Like the other bridges over the main canals, this is an impressive piece of Italian engineering. It might not be as photographic as the better known Rialto bridge, but is still worth a visit if you are in to the Venice architecture. It is also much easier to cross than the Rialto bridge, so use this one if your only reason for visiting is crossing over to the other side.
  • Beautiful bridge and great views. Do be careful of those who "offer to help" with your luggage. Refuse loudly and emphatically ... Otherwise prepare to pay.
  • Not the most popular bridge in Venice but it is worth to visit. Next to the central rail station and close to center. if you go on top of the bridge as all over Venice you will have good pictures and good view. Best time to have a good photos are early mornings and late evenings. I think so.
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