Ponte S. Antonin

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Handicapped Accessible?
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Minimum Height (m)
Latitude (°)
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Private
Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte S. Antonin was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio de S. Antonin bridging a gap which is 10.82 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 14 steps. This results in a total of 28 steps. The height of a typical step is 12 meters, the thickness of a step is about 44 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 3.35 meters.The steps are paved with Asfalto. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 3.3 meters wide and 3.1 meters in length for a total area of about 10.23 meters. The summit is paved with Asfalto. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Vuoto Geometrico railing is made of Metallo e Pietra d'Istria and is about 3.00 meters wide is about 0.90 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0.4 meters to the North and 0.9 meters to the South.

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History

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

. The church of S. Antonino, former parish was erected by the family Badoara in the seventh century. It was later rebuilt in 1680, as we learn from the inscription on the report. Now we need to branch in S. John Bragora. Its bell tower was built around the middle of the past century, since the priest Antonio Fusarini, who died in 1762, said he was on the tombstone \auctor sacrae turris.\ This church in 1819 was the scene of a strange adventure. In it riparossi a big elephant, escaped, with great fear of the population, from his menagerie on the \Riva degli Schiavoni.\ Not being worth balls rifle to kill him, it was necessary to have recourse to the gunners, who pinned a colubrina, they did finally fall lifeless on the ground. The fact breathed \the Elefanteide\ of the famous Buratti. See also the pamphlet entitled \The elefanticidio Venice in the year 1819 of the noble Mr. Peter Bonmartini Padovano. Venice, Andreola, 1819. \

Location

The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4355701° N

Longitude: 12.3460684° E

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