Ponte de la Sacca de la Misericordia

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Handicapped Accessible?
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Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte de la Sacca de la Misericordia was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio de la Madona de l'Orto bridging a gap which is 10.39 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 15 steps, on the south side there are 12 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 43 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.75 meters.The steps are paved with Trachite. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 3.08 meters wide and 3.4 meters in length for a total area of about 10.47 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 36.50 meters wide is about 0.89 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 1.15 meters to the North and 1.1 meters to the South.



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

�Mercy. This bridge, which offers a breathtaking view of St. dell'isole Michele and Murano, took the name from the nearby \Sacca della Misericordia.\ The 'bag' we mean a place where the water comes in and almost form a sparse. Many of these bags once we had in Venice, but most of them went slowly burying. This operation was permitted by the Senate with the Decree of 3 december 1460 and continued in later times, as we read that in 1675, 12 were buried bags. La Sacca della Misericordia, where you can see the rafts of timber, is thus described by Nicander Jasseo: ........ stagnat, Planities square undis; pars fourth lacunae Iungitur, et fringes former triple tecta difficult surgunt. Orta procul quae vides ligna, ac wicker nexa, In molem congested Gravem, ratis ipsa simulque Great onus extiterant; hic solvunt blackberries tributum Postquam praecipiti SuperAnt declivia cursu Flumina. In the tip of the 'Sacca della Misericordia \there is a\ Casino of the Spirits \, so called on account of the arcane noises in it that is listening reputation, products, perhaps by the wind or by reason of the echo, which refers distinctly from the casino all voices uttered at the end of the \New Fondamente\ phenomenon considered at other times by popular superstition as a prestige evil. The intention is that the casino Zanotto acquistasse that name because it was the meeting place of 'the finest spirits and talents of the sixteenth century, such as Aretino, Titian etc.. We do not know whence Zanotto has drawn the surriferita news.


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.445139° N

Longitude: 12.3343156° E

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