Ponte della Constituzione Bridge Videos
A fourth bridge across Venice's
Grand Canal, the Ponte della Constituzione, opened late in 2008
after several years of wrangling and construction delays. The bridge, designed
by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, was informally called the "Ponte di
Calatrava" until its official christening.
Thanks to the new bridge, travelers can now walk
directly from the
Piazzale Roma to the
Santa Lucia Railway Station (or vice
versa) instead of taking the vaporetto or a
meandering route on foot.
The YouTube videos below predate the bridge's opening. To view
them, simply click the arrows on the embedded video screens.
ABOVE: Animation of the bridge's assembly on site.
ABOVE: Transportation of the bridge down the Grand Canal at night.
ABOVE: Time-lapse video showing the bridge sections being put in place. Related
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