Ponte Diedo

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

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte Diedo was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio Grimani bridging a gap which is 5.41 meters. The bridge is not a crooked bridge. On the northern side of the bridge is the sestiere of Cannaregio and on the southern side is also Cannaregio .There are 2 ramps. On the north side there are 13 steps, on the south side there are 13 steps. This results in a total of 26 steps. The height of a typical step is 13 meters, the thickness of a step is about 42 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 2.65 meters.The steps are paved with Pietra d'Istria e Asfalto. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.91 meters wide and 2.93 meters in length for a total area of about 8.53 meters. The summit is paved with Asfalto. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Piena railing is made of Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria and is about 26.00 meters wide is about 0.86 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0 meters to the North and 0 meters to the South.

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History

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

�to S. Fosca. The next building, which belonged to the patrician family Diedo, was built in the last century on a design by Andrea Tirali. It is not unlikely, however, that there was more to previously in the same situation, knowing that until the fourteenth century lived in the parish of St. Diedo Fosca. This family, coming from Altino in 790, is deservedly celebrated for quell'Antonio that waged war against the Genoese in 1431, and assisted in the defense of Constantinople, where a well ritrovavasi Luigi Diedo that in 1453 the city's surrender to the infidels, led except in the galleys stationed in the harbor. Vittore Diedo son of Louis, left as a hostage in the hands of the Turks, with the youth could countenance, and with the sweet sound of a lute, which he construct, aggraziarsi in this way the Sultan to get permission to come for brief moments at home to embrace the relatives. In this proclamation went to meet him with these large number of boats, from which the show touched the boy, could not resist the overwhelming joy, and died suddenly in 1480 in the arms of 'his. A Diedo Peter, another son of Louis, being the administrator of the army in 1482 that operated in Romagna in favor of Sixtus IV, and having pitched challenged to day the Duke of Calabria, they made him say that, if he was valiant warrior, I l 'oblige it by force, whereupon the Diedo, though the enemy were in strong housings, he made them that they can not refuse the fight, in which finding, in beautiful before, contrary fate, fell from his horse, and when he was in front of his troops , so much so that he was able to reorder them, and bring back to full victory. The family produced Diedo other captains of money orders, various writers, three bishops, and our famous architect Antonio times. We know that in February 15, 1622 M. V. making wedding party in ca 'Diedo to S. Fosca, rose up question were injured when Giacomo Girolamo Barbaro and Dona.

Location

The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4436148° N

Longitude: 12.3317589° E

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