Ponte Borgoloco

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Basic Information
Bridge Code
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Canal Crossed
Handicapped Accessible?
Length (m)
Width (m)
Minimum Height (m)
Latitude (°)
Longitude (°)
Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte Borgoloco was built primarily using Mattoni e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio del Pestrin bridging a gap which is 8.14 meters. The bridge is not a crooked bridge. On the northern side of the bridge is the sestiere of Castello and on the southern side is also Castello .There are 2 ramps. On the north side there are 14 steps, on the south side there are 12 steps. This results in a total of 26 steps. The height of a typical step is 12.5 meters, the thickness of a step is about 44.5 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.9 meters.The steps are paved with Trachite. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.29 meters wide and 3.11 meters in length for a total area of about 7.12 meters. The summit is paved with Trachite. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Vuoto Decorato railing is made of Metallo and is about 4.00 meters wide is about 0.95 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0.6 meters to the North and 0.5 meters to the South.



The following is any history we have regarding the bridge's origins:

to S. Maria Formosa. We find in Venice \a Borgoloco 'in S. Maria Formosa, and another in S. Lorenzo. He wants the Gallicciolli that in these sites in ancient times there were many albergherie, and that the name of \Borgoloco\ is originated from the Venetian phrase \tegnir one spot and fire,\ that is, \keep it in your home, keep it at his own expense\ (in French: \defrayer, fournir aux frais\).\nAt the foot of the \Bridge Borgoloco,\ on the wall of a house already owned by Donato, or Dona, scorgevasi the miraculous image of the Virgin, transported in 1612 by Cardinal Francesco Vendramino in the church of S. Maria Formosa, and located on the altar of Donato. See the inscription referred to the 'capital' at the Bridge, and in the church at the altar suaccennato.\nThe house itself was the seat later dell'Uffizio Lotto, which in 1734 was taken into contract for a decade. This is the reason why the 'Bridge Borgoloco \also commonly is called\ Enterprise. \


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4379538° N

Longitude: 12.3405628° E

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