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Rialto Bridge of the Grand Canal.

The first dry crossing of the Grand Canal was a pontoon bridge built in 1181 by Nicoḷ Barattieri. It was called the Ponte della Moneta, presumably because of the mint that stood near its eastern entrance. The development and importance of the Rialto market on the eastern bank increased traffic on the floating bridge, so it was replaced in 1255 by a wooden bridge. This structure had two ramps meeting at a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of tall ships. The connection with the market eventually led to a change of name for the bridge. The timber bridge was partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310. In 1444, it collapsed under the weight of a crowd rushing to see the marriage of the Marquis of Ferrara and it collapsed again in 1524. The idea of rebuilding the bridge in stone was first proposed in 1503. The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, began to be constructed in 1588 and was completed in 1591. It is similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two ramps lead up to a central portico. On either side of the portico, the covered ramps carry rows of shops. Today, the bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in Venice.(wikipedia)

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Nestor Derkach20-Aug-2021 15:48
A very nice image of the Rialto Bridge at the Grand Canal. nice sky coloring transferring to the water.
Carter Creek26-May-2021 13:42
Excellent image love the subject and composition. V
Philip P26-May-2021 12:55
Beautiful iconic capture, I hope a stop is put on the rising sea levels very soon!
Dave Petersen Photography26-May-2021 12:33
A wonderful view filled with beautiful colors in this beautifully composed capture. I really like you POV for this shot. V+
Fong Lam26-May-2021 05:27
Beautiful shot of this picturesque iconic location.....V
Julie Oldfield26-May-2021 03:23
A classic scene so well captured. V
laine26-May-2021 01:51
A special place and photo. V
Nirvan Hope26-May-2021 01:10
An excellent composition, and fine colors.
Hank Vander Velde26-May-2021 00:52
A beautiful image.
Guest 25-May-2021 20:57
Great view of this iconic bridge. Very well composed. "V"
Walter Otto Koenig25-May-2021 20:57
Great view of this iconic bridge. Very well composed. "V"
LynnH25-May-2021 20:01
A wonderful PoV to see the Grand Canal and the bridge. V
victorswan25-May-2021 19:29
a beautiful snapshot in beautiful venice, great work BV
John Hamers25-May-2021 19:26
Nice view of the bridge and the gondola's on the Canal Grande. Great capture. V!
globalgadabout25-May-2021 19:25
that's a pleasant view, especially with the on-the-water activity...good angle to show how the bridge's design fits well with the architecture, both with similar motifs..
joseantonio25-May-2021 18:54
fascinating view of the iconic bridge.V.
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