Ponte S. Barnaba

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

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte S. Barnaba was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio de S. Barnaba bridging a gap which is 7.06 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 4 ramps. On the north side there are 11 steps, on the south side there are 11 steps. This results in a total of 22 steps. The height of a typical step is 12 meters, the thickness of a step is about 45 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.35 meters.The steps are paved with Trachite. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.9 meters wide and 2.1 meters in length for a total area of about 6.09 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 7.00 meters wide is about 0.98 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0 meters to the North and 0 meters to the South.


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

. The church of S. Barnabas was erected in 809 by the family Adorni, or Adami. Worn by fire in 1105 and rebuilt on the alms of the faithful, had consecration in 1350 at the hands of two bishops Francesco Mociense of the Child, and Lamb Sudense of Preachers. Falling afterwards age, it was renovated and completed in 1776 to a design by Lorenzo Boschetti. In 1810 the parish became a subsidiary. The \Bridge of S. Barnabas \was construct for the first time in stone in 1337.


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4332743° N

Longitude: 12.3252439° E

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