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CANNAREGGIO
VAPORETTO-FERROVIA

This bridge connects Cannaregio and Santa Croce sestieries-a route from the station of Saint Lucia (Ferrovia) to San Marco. It is named after the Baroque church at its Cannaregio foot - the Chiesa dei Scalzi (Santa Maria di Nazaretta). Scalzi meaning barefoot - the Carmelite monks were barefoot or wore sandals)
During Austrian occupation of Venice a metal bridge was constructed between 1858-1860. This was replaced in 1934 by the present stone bridge. It was built with an high enough arch, to allow the 'new' steamboats to pass underneath.
A busy bridge, with people crossing over, and hawkers selling tat! Good views over the Grand Canal though! If arriving at San Lucia , this bridge might be one of your first views of Venice.

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  • Written May 16, 2010
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