Ponte del Malpaga

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Basic Information
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Canal Crossed
Handicapped Accessible?
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Crooked Bridge?

Overview of Bridge

The Ponte del Malpaga was built primarily using Mattoni, Intonaco e Pietra d'Istria. It crosses the Rio del Malpaga bridging a gap which is 6.61 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 6 steps, on the south side there are 6 steps. This results in a total of 12 steps. The height of a typical step is 13 meters, the thickness of a step is about 50 centimeters, and the width of a step is about 1.05 meters.The steps are paved with Porfido Opera Incerta. The bridge is not handicapped accessible and it does not have an additional railing. The summit is 2.3 meters wide and 5.55 meters in length for a total area of about 12.77 meters. The summit is paved with Porfido Opera Incerta. Also, this bridge has 1 arch. The bridge's Vuoto Geometrico railing is made of Metallo e Pietra d'Istria and is about 3.00 meters wide is about 0.84 meters tall. Finally, the bridge protrudes 0 meters to the North and 0.45 meters to the South.


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

�to S. Barnabas. From the building, according to the genealogist Girolamo Priuli, he fabricate the mouth of this stream Jockey Michiel, dubbed Malpas, in the fifteenth century. Now this building that there are no walls, scorgendosi still, however, at the top of the arch, the arms Michiel. The other genealogist Marco Barbaro then assigns the nickname given to it and Michiel posterity the following source: \Fantin q. Mattio \(Michiel 'was made captain general in the Gulf of Galie 25, 1424 was made peace with Amurath Turkish, and came to disarm in 1425. It is said that one night he did do Ragusi below the castle, said Malpas. Et paid galioti, then came to Venice to the Lordship persuaded them that all employees of canals armed lose the tithes of his wages in disarming. osservasi And thus up to the present that will make them his months of 33 days: and when they pass galioti inanci castle to it always with the disgraceful words biastemano, et he did do it, et them tragono wood and stones, and therefore they are called descendants of that Fantin Michieli Malpas. \tells the Sanudo in the\ Diaries \which, by virtue of the earthquake happened in Venice 26 March 1511, fell four chimneys \the cha cha de Michiel cognominati the Malpas, the ferry boat to St. Barnabas.\ Others claim that the \Rio,\ and the \Bridge of Malpas' Let them be so appealed because there lived the general Bartolammeo Colleoni, lord of the manor of Malpas in the Bergamasco. Others believe Malpas last name of a popular family, which should be domiciled in here. believe, however, that it can not be doubted by us the etymology above reported.


The bridge is located at the following coordinates:

Latitude: 45.432686° N

Longitude: 12.3255697° E

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