Ponte de le Turchette

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

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte de le Turchette was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio del Malpaga bridging a gap which is 9.19 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 3 ramps. On the north side there are 9 steps, on the south side there are 11 steps. This results in a total of 20 steps. The height of a typical step is 12 meters, the thickness of a step is about 40 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.46 meters.The steps are paved with Asfalto. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.46 meters wide and 3.3 meters in length for a total area of about 8.12 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 5.00 meters wide is about 0.84 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 Hermits. Fontana says the running tradition, which, when it was not yet established in the Venice home of the Catechumens, here was confined to a colony of prisoners 'Ottoman', known as the \Turchette,\ to lead them to the religion of Christ. It seems that the above-mentioned tradition has some foundation in truth, as in the book of \Houses of the Commissioner Dalla Vecchia,\ belonging to the Scuola Grande di S. Rocco, it was written that this brotherhood owned a house in the parish of St. Barnabas' Calle Longa, where he was the Turchette. \ They then face observation that the \Calle delle Turchette 'leads precisely in\ Calle long \of S. Barnabas, and that on the next homes scorgesi still carved the coat of arms of the brotherhood of St. Rocco. The \Foundation of Turchette\ is also called \Borgo\ to be close to the so-called \Borgo di S. Trovaso. \


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.4323716° N

Longitude: 12.3245583° E

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