Saturday, 16 November 2019

Accademia Bridge, Venice

Accademia Bridge is a set of pictures I around the bridge area and bridge in October - November 2018. The bridge itself is known locally as the Ponte dell'Accademia and is the southern most crossing of the Grand Canal. The full set of pictures can be seen on Flickr and Clickasnap with a small selection shown below.

The bridge is located near the final loop of the Grand Canal before the canal enters into St Marks Basin, Opened as a steel structure in 1854 the bridge was the first crossing here despite a previous attempt by locals to get a crossing built there. This bridge was replaced by a wooden structure in 1932 which stood until local politicians asked for designs for a replacement in the early 1980's. In 1985 the new bridge opened, it was an exact wooden replica of the 1932 bridge. There has been talk of again replacing the bridge, but I hope on a personal level they decide not to. I found it my favourite of the 3 bridges I saw that cross the Grand Canal (there are 4 bridges across the canal but I only got chance to see 3 of them), I felt it was a more interesting design than the Scalzi Bridge and a lot calmer than the Rialto Bridge.
Academia, Venice, Italy
Use the arrows to navigate the album. There are 10 pictures in total which can be seen above, on Flickr, and on Clickasnap here.

The pictures below are a selection of the ones in the album.
Academia Bridge, Venice

The Grand Canal From Academia Bridge, Venice

The Grand Canal, Academia, Venice

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