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Just like bridges in other cities, Venice's footbridges need to be overhauled or even replaced from time to time--not just for the convenience and safety of pedestrians, but also to update utility lines for water, gas, and Internet.
BELOW: One of the biggest bridge projects of recent years was a complete overhaul of thein the late 1990s, which gave the renovated bridge a new and more colorful livery.
BELOW: During another renovation project, thepeeked out from temporary walls as the Doge's Palace and the Palazzo delle Prigioni were gussied up.
BELOW: This bridge had its steps removed (one side at a time) during repairs. Workers then coated the structure underneath with a green goo and replaced or installed utility lines.
The top photo was shot through the fringe of a Venetian Republic flag. It shows how one side of the bridge is still in use while the other is torn up for utility work.
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