Ponte de le Maravegie

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Private
Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte de le Maravegie was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio de S. Trovaso bridging a gap which is 9.4 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 2 ramps. On the north side there are 11 steps, on the south side there are 12 steps. This results in a total of 23 steps. The height of a typical step is 14 meters, the thickness of a step is about 38 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 2.45 meters.The steps are paved with Trachite. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.45 meters wide and 2.5 meters in length for a total area of about 6.13 meters. The summit is paved with Trachite. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Vuoto Decorato railing is made of Metallo e Pietra d'Istria and is about 3.00 meters wide is about 0.79 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0.4 meters to the North and 0.4 meters to the South.


History

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

�to SS. Gervasio and Protasio. According to the Dezan, lived, or had stable, in this situation the family cittadinesca Wonder, or \Maravegia ', famous for quell'Alessandra sister of John Wonder, Secretary of the Senate, and wife of Peter Albino, chancellor of the kingdom of Cyprus, which, after the capture of Nicosia, taken prisoner with many Cypriot, burned, first to set sail for Constantinople, to the place of ammunition, and burned not only the ship where was, and still self-inflicted, but was that the reason s'appiccasse wood fire with two other neighbors, and that all the prisoners perished there collected. We do not want silence, however, that the origin of the name given to the \Bridge of the Maravegie\ (wonders run two fantastic folk traditions, reported by Pull� in his notes to the \Songs of the people Veneziano\ of Foscarini. Narrates the bridge before it was so said because it was beautifully built in one night by unknown hands, having been put in use this' materials that the day before there had been prepared to give principle at work. says that in the face of the second bridge that lived seven sisters, six of such as beautiful, and a bad. had begun to attend their home a young boatman, but from that moment on, healthy and robust, and had become so weak that he ammalaticcio rimanergli sufficient forces to engage in an upcoming race. He then believed himself bewitched, and his suspicion fell on the seventh ugly sister called Marina, which, though sometimes he saw him, he tried to escape it. Wanting revenge, therefore, and having chosen one evening when, to be on Good Friday, the father and the other sisters had gone to visit the 'graves', walked towards the house of the Navy, but he was going to commit pell'atto startled, stopped for a few minutes before the bridge. Suddenly the window for the alleged sorceress knelt before a crucifix, and in the same spot he looked up to heaven, he saw blazing six stars, arranged in the shape of a wagon, with the wheel and the rudder, preceded by a seventh small and dim. Gradually, however, the six shiny lost splendor, and became more beautiful the seventh, until the other vanished, and she was left only to shine in the sky. The sight of her kneeling praying, as well as the prodigy, who, for a mysterious feeling, the relationship seemed to have co 'cases its , entirely changed the mind of the boatman, and diffilato him into the house, where, when asked if it was true that the Navy had bewitched, and that he wanted to kill him, this crying manifested the love hidden for him in the breast fed , and told him that at that moment I prayed to God to let her die in stead of him. Intenerissi tai said to the boy, and since it is a short step from compassion to love, too, soon began to correspond with the feelings of the girl , so, left aside the thoughts of death, and regained his health, he won the race, and had the Marina in marriage. Since then, the bridge over which he saw the wonder of the seven stars, with good reason called avrebbesi \ of Maravegie \(wonders. At\ Bridge Maravegie, \in the house of John Crassifida, he performed in 1754, is pel pel song that sound noble by some academics, l '\ Artaxerxes \of Galuppi.

Location

The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4316535° N

Longitude: 12.3268797° E

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