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The Ponte di Rialto across the Canal Grande, Venezia.rnA wooden bridge stood in this place from 1255 to 1524, when it collapsed for the final time. The idea of rebuilding the bridge in stone was first proposed in 1503. Several projects were considered over the following decades. In 1551 the authorities requested proposals for the renewal of the Rialto Bridge, among other things. Plans were offered by famous architects such as Jacopo Sansovino, Palladio and Vignola, but all involved a Classical approach with several arches, which was judged inappropriate to the situation. Michelangelo also was considered as designer of the bridge.rnrnThe present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was finally completed in 1591. It is similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up to a central portico. On either side of the portico the covered ramps carry rows of shops. The engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious that architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted future ruin. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice.

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  • Copyright: Janusz Wala (Ilonka1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 1075] (7895)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-23
  • Categories: 建築
  • Exposure:f/0.9, 1/130 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-07-25 8:33
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