The Ponte Dell Accademia is one of the three bridges which cross the Grand Canal.
Its actually wooden and unlike any of the other bridges.
The original was metal and this one was built to replace it in 1930.
One of the three bridges crossing the Grand Canal.
This bridge is in fact not that old. It was builded in 1934 as a temporary replacement of the previous metall bridge.
Near this bridge you will find the Palazzo Cavali Franchetti
This iron bridge, built originally in 1854 and rebuilt in 1985 is one of the three bridges currently crossing the Grand Canal (a th is being built and shoul be installed by the end of summer 2004) and affords great views of the palaces and water boats going up and down Venice's main waterway.
The Accademia Bridge links the Dorsoduro area with the San Marco area. This wooden bridge was built in 1930 to replace a 19th Century metal bridge, and was the last of the three bridges across the Grand Canal to be put in place. The structure we see today was supposed to only be temporary but has just been left as it is.
There is a lovely view to be seen looking out to the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute.
The actual aspect of the bridge is very young: in fact, this bridge was concepted in the XIX century, but built by architect Miozzi only in the last century. The interventantion to consolidate the bridge was done in the 80's but the Academia Bridge lost in this way the original design (they added an iron support below it).
Only three bridges cross the Grand Canal. The Accademia Bridge is the one closest to the must see sights of San Marco, Pallazzo Ducale and Chiesa della Salute. The great thing about the bridge is there is no toll--if you cross the canal by vaporetto it will cost 3.10 Euro.
This bridge - the Accademia bridge is one of the three bridges over the Grand Canal.
He was built as a temporary bridge but because he was popular he stayed on his place until now.
One of the three bridges over Grand Canal, Ponte dell Academia is a wooden arch-shaped bridge.
It's provides you with a great view of the Grand Canal and buildings on both sides.
This is what I would call a classic view of Venice - one that you often see. Go up the Accademia bridge for this lovely view of the canal and the church.
The beautiful wooden bridge was built as a temporary bridge in 1934 to replace the old previous one. And the "temporary" bridge is still there...
Ponte dell'Accademia, a great wooden bridge that provides some of the best photo ops in the city looking down the Grand Canal toward San Marco (see my opening intro photo for the view).
View from the Accademia Bridge to S. Maria della Salute
you have seen it a thousand times before, but it's so beautiful