Ponte dell Accademia

Ponte dell Accademia

The wooden bridge leading to the Galleria dell'Accademia is a popular spot for observing life on the Grand Canal. Built only in 1854, it is the only fixed link between the southern and central parts of Venice.

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The original bridge was of metal construction, but due to disrepair it was demolished and a new wooden one opened in 1933. This was gradually reinforced with steel girders, but the main part of the bridge is still wooden.

The bridge is a very popular tourist destination and is often more crowded than the more famous Rialto.

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