Ponte Briati

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Handicapped Accessible?
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Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte Briati was built primarily using Mattoni e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio Briati bridging a gap which is 15.63 meters. The bridge is not a crooked bridge. On the northern side of the bridge is the sestiere of Dorsoduro and on the southern side is also Dorsoduro .There are 2 ramps. On the north side there are 13 steps, on the south side there are 14 steps. This results in a total of 27 steps. The height of a typical step is 13 meters, the thickness of a step is about 45 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 3.36 meters.The steps are paved with Trachite. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 3.45 meters wide and 3.98 meters in length for a total area of about 13.73 meters. The summit is paved with Trachite. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Piena railing is made of Mattoni e Pietra d'Istria and is about 27.00 meters wide is about 0.88 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0.15 meters to the North and 2.1 meters to the South.


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

Carmini. Here at there once stood, as noted by the stork, the crystal factory Briati. Joseph Briati drew back for three years in Bohemia, and learned the art of reducing the crystal glass, the introduced among us in 1730. He built a beautiful first a small furnace in Murano, but envied by Murano, which assailed him at night with firearms, obtained in 1739 to transport to Venice in the room mentioned. \He,\ says the cons. Giovanni Rossi in a glimpse of his unpublished work on the costumes, and the Laws of the Venetians, reported by Stork, \showed him to cultivate a distinct talent. It contained not the subject of which he undertook would move and not imitation, and flowers and fruits, and bridges, and gardens, and animals and figures, reduced everything to perfection. Then for all the tables all the lords pompeggiarono the vague adornments, called dezert, and these, often of pasta, sugar and porcelain became almost all glass, and glass Briati, abbellendosene the same lunches public of the Doge. \ Even Nicander Jasseo, after talking to a gentleman's house of Zenobius, owner of the building located on the opposite Foundation, appoints the factory Briati with the two verses:\nHunc against insudat sufflando factory vitro\nUnique in urbe, tuis sed quae omnia Dabit votis.\n\nIt is not true then, as said the Bussolin in his small 'Guide to Factories Murano glassworks, \that the factory went Briati closed around 1790. It continued to exist to Carmini, under the same company, even in the beginning of the current century.\nThe \Bridge Briati\ is also called \the Martini\ from a family so cognominata, which formerly lived at the same. A daughter of \Piero Martini by Carmini 'married in 1434 the number U. Happy Bon. Then on the occasion of Redecima of 1566, \the Alberto Martini fo de m. Alvise 'notified' a home from statio what I Live in Contra de S. Rafael, near the bridge to go alli Carmini. \ And the \Chronicle of the original families of the city\ (Class VII, Code 27 of Marciana) talking about the Martini, so he says, \is found in this Bernardin what has to Carmini home and lives of entrada.\ This family came among us in the fourteenth century with merchants and silk weavers Lucchesi. He produced some of the Knights of Malta, including quell'Andrea that, as he said the inscription had been affected in 1580 by the heirs above his tomb in the church of S. Cross the Giudecca, it was clear to many honors, he became worthy of religion, and occupossi throughout his life with the highest praise in the affairs of princes.


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4337429° N

Longitude: 12.32097° E

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