From the Ponte dei Scalzi, near the foot of the the Grand Canal, we can see the
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Santa Lucia Railway Station and its Actv
vaporetto platforms and the Scalzi Church.
The Baroque church was constructed in the late 1600s; the Santa Lucia railway
station (the low modern building to the left of the church) opened in 1955.
The stone bridge, which has crossed the Grand Canal since 1934, replaced a
19th Century iron bridge by the British engineer A.E. Neville. It's one of four bridges
that span the serpentine canal, which follows the
course of an ancient river.
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