Ponte degli Scalzi, Venice

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The Ponte degli Scalzi (or Ponte dei Scalsi, in Venetian; literally, "bridge of the barefoot [monks]"), is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal.

The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the north side, Cannaregio, are the Chiesa degli Scalzi (Church of the Barefoot or Discalced Monks) and the Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station. The south side is the sestiere of Santa Croce.

Designed by Eugenio Miozzi, it was completed in 1934, replacing an Austrian iron bridge. It is a stone arch bridge.
Ponte degli Scalzi is located close to the site of construction of the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal, popularly known as Ponte di Calatrava although it was formally inaugurated as the Ponte della Costituzione. Construction was delayed in part due to controversy over its modern style, but the basic span was finally in place on August 11, 2007, and the bridge was opened for public use on September 11, 2008. This bridge is closer to the bus station than the Scalzi bridge.
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  • On every visit to the city, we always jump on waterbus, as we approach our stop at the train station this beautiful bridge is in front of us, we then walk along fondamenta scalzi to cross the bridge.....  more »
  • This bridge is the first bridge you see upon exiting the train station and was just steps from our hotel, so we went up it a number of times both to cross and to take in the views which we did during....  more »
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  • Good place to sleep. A little confusing to get into the building since it is a "residence." The person was trying to call us but we didnt have travel phone plan. Be nice if the buzzer worked. Not until another couple staying there helped us out. More instructions requires on the booking.
  • Awful. Worst experience I've ever had. Mold and dust everywhere. No reception, our door didn't lock. Absosulety disgusting. Place needs to be closed down. We felt physically sick staying here. Sheets had stains on, disgusting

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