Ponte de la Palada

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

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte de la Palada was built primarily using Legno. It crosses the Rio della Palada bridging a gap which is 13.51 meters. The bridge is not a crooked bridge. On the northern side of the bridge is the sestiere of Giudecca and on the southern side is also Giudecca .There are 2 ramps. On the north side there are 9 steps, on the south side there are 9 steps. This results in a total of 18 steps. The height of a typical step is 16 meters, the thickness of a step is about 55 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.85 meters.The steps are paved with Legno e Pietra d'Istria. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 1.85 meters wide and 7.4 meters in length for a total area of about 13.69 meters. The summit is paved with Legno. Also, this bridge has 3 arches. The bridge's Vuoto Geometrico railing is made of Legno and is about 11.00 meters wide is about 1.00 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 4.5 meters to the North and 3.6 meters to the South.

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History

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

�the Giudecca. Was called \Palada of S. Anzolo \because of its proximity to the church of that saint, and\ Palada of Ca 'Lombardo' because the patrician family Lombardo had here at twenty-four houses, go in afterwards Commissioner, administered by the Procurators of San Marco. For \palada\ in this context means the pile-dwelling built prior to the foundation. Report on Dezan that the \Foundation Palada\ the Giudecca It contained the School of B. V. of the Rosary, which was celebrating its festival every year with a pompous solemnity. Havva memory in the procession usually offered on this occasion he died in 1758 killed a child by a musket shot.

Location

The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4249199° N

Longitude: 12.3267214° E

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