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The Constitution Bridge

Local name: Ponte della Costituzione

The Constitution Bridge is one of four over the Grand Canal in Venice. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and put into use in September 2008. Due to the lack of a wheelchair ramp and the style incompatible with the medieval architecture of Venice, the construction of the bridge caused a lot of public opposition and its opening was delayed.

Harsh criticism was caused by the fact that the bridge was placed near the existing Ponte degli Scalzi although the distances between the existing bridges were much greater. Another argument was the lack of a bridge connecting Venice and the island of Giudecca. Due to numerous protests by residents, in 2010 a system of lifting elevators was installed on the Bridge of the Constitution enabling the use of the bridge for the elderly as well as the disabled.


Attractions inside

    The Constitution Bridge map
    Ponte della Costituzione 30135 Venice , Italy