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Paper bridge

Making a model bridge out of paper is pretty easy. Making a full size bridge, strong enough to carry a Range Rover, out of just paper takes a bit of doing: It seems the guy who built the bridge (Steve … Continue reading

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Bridges Over the Tiber -3

See Bridges Over the Tiber -1 for location map. The final installment of Bridges Over the Tiber brings us to the six bridges built in the 20 th Century, which can be grouped in three pairs: two copies of the ancient … Continue reading

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Bridges Over the Tiber -2

See the previous post for location map. Following the construction of the Ponte Sisto in 1473 no more new bridges were built over the Tiber in Rome until 1885, then six were built (or at least started) in six years, seven if … Continue reading

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Bridges over the Tiber – 1

The tourist map of Rome shows 17 bridges over the River Tiber in the central district, dating from 140 BC to 1981.  For those in Rome it makes a pleasant day’s stroll to visit each one, but for those who can’t … Continue reading

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Seven Florence Bridges

There are seven bridges over the River Arno in the central area of Florence, of which only one (The Ponte Vecchio) is an original old structure, the remainder of the old bridges having been destroyed by the retreating German army at … Continue reading

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Bridges over the Grand Canal

This post was planned to be a description of the four bridges over the Grand Canal in Venice, but I discovered that The Happy Pontist has already done this, so I will just provide links to his site, some photos, and comments … Continue reading

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