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Ponte della Libertà

The Ponte della Libertà or "Freedom Bridge" is the road  that connects Venice's centro storico, or historic center, to Mestre on the Italian mainland. Until it was built in 1932, the only way to reach Venice from terrafirma was by boat or train. (The Venice Railroad Bridge, which adjoins the road causeway, dates backs to 1846.)

In the four satellite-photo maps below, you'll see:

  • An overview of the road and railway bridges between Mestre and the centro storico in the Venetian Lagoon;

  • A highway interchange near the entrance to the bridge in Mestre;

  • The final approach to Venice, where road SR11 leads into the Piazzale Roma with the a road labeled "Piazzale Tronchetto" splitting to for the parking island of Tronchetto;

  • A close-up of cars and a train on their adjoining bridges.

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