Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ponte dell'Arsenale

Ponte dell'Arsenale, Bridge of the Arsenal, Rio dell'Arsenale, Venice
Ponte dell'Arsenale (Arsenal Bridge), Rio dell'Arsenale
Campo dell'Arsenale / Fondamenta de l'Arsenale
Castello, Venice, September 2012

See also: Nell'arzanà de' Viniziani

“Many bridges were originally of timber, and a number can be seen today in the lesser communities as well as several in the city. Cheaper tu build initially, they naturally required maintenance, and from time to time complete rebuilding, so that there are no original medieval timber bridges today; however a number of those that we see today, such as the Arsenal bridge or the Castello bridge in Venice or the Pontelungo between Murano and Mazzorbo closely follow medieval patterns in their design.”

3 comments:

crocrodyl said...

Very interesting. I like the bridge and towers, beautiful place.

cieldequimper said...

Thank goodness we still have medieval designs.

Cobalt Violet said...

It's lovely. I want to go back there! Thanks for sharing. Haven't been to Venice since 1996!