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Ponte Pietra, Verona: 14 reviews and 39 photos
Ponte Pietra is located on one of the main bends of the River Adige where the opposite bank offers panoramic views over the city. The bridge was built some time in the 1st century BC - prior to 89 BC - the year Verona became a latin colony, when a wooden bridge may have crossed on the same site as this present bridge following the construction of Via Postumia, which ran from Genoa to Aquileia, in 148 BC. The bridge has, however, collasped many times in 1007, 1153, 1232 and 1239. In 1503 the bridge was rebuilt in stone but collapsed again and was rebuilt in wood. In 1508 the City Council asked architect Fra' Giocondo to rebuild the construction of the Roman bridge. The Germans blew the bridge up on 25 April 1945 and only the first arch from the right bank was left standing. The bridge was then fully reconstructed in 1959.
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