Metal Bridge

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This page is an overview of a typical metal bridge in Venice.

an example of a metal bridge

Metal bridges are the rarest of Bridges in Venice because they don't match the appearance of Venice. In fact the construction of metal bridges is often controversial. In 2008 the Ponte della Costituzione was put in place across the Grand Canal with much controversy.[1] Because of they're composition and appearance metal bridges disrupt the entire atmosphere created by Venetian culture.

Structure

steps of a metal bridge

The framework of a metal bridge is less bulky than a typical Masonry Bridge. A metal bridge is supported by the Bridge abutment usually composed of brick. The framework is composed of arched metal struts and a Bridge Wall resembling a metal fence. Lastly the steps and landings of a metal bridge are composed of a metal framework but filled by black asphalt.[2].

See Also


References

  1. Bridges of Venice. About Venice. http://www.aboutvenice.org/bridges-in-venice.html
  2. Ouellette, Jesse. The Building Blocks of Venice: Preserving knowledge of a city's infrastructure and maintenance. Worcester Ma. Worcester Polytechnic Institute.2011 [1]
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