Ponte Garibaldi

Ponte Garibaldi is a bridge that links Lungotevere De' Cenci to Piazza Giuseppe Gioachino Belli in Rome (Italy), in the Rioni Regola and Trastevere.[1]

Ponte Garibaldi
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Coordinates41°53′28.06″N 12°28′28.52″E / 41.8911278°N 12.4745889°E / 41.8911278; 12.4745889Coordinates: 41°53′28.06″N 12°28′28.52″E / 41.8911278°N 12.4745889°E / 41.8911278; 12.4745889
CrossesTiber
LocaleRome
Characteristics
Total length120 metres (390 ft)
History
ArchitectAngelo Vescovali
Construction start1884
Inaugurated1888
Location

DescriptionEdit

The bridge was designed by architect Angelo Vescovali and built between 1884 and 1888; it was dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, "Hero of Two Worlds" and one of the fathers of Italian unification. The bridge, enlarged in 1959, was released to facilitate the expansion of the town towards Trastevere.[2]

It has two metal spans, which lie on a central shaft and on two smaller shafts covered with travertine; it is 120 metres (390 ft) long.

TransportsEdit

The bridge is crossed by tram 8 and buses H, 780 e 781.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rendina 2005, p. 500.
  2. ^ Ravaglioli 1997, p. 53.

BibliographyEdit

  • Ravaglioli, Armando (1997). Roma anno 2750 ab Urbe condita. Storia, monumenti, personaggi, prospettive. Rome: Tascabili Economici Newton. ISBN 88-8183-670-X.
  • Rendina, Claudio (2005). Enciclopedia di Roma. Rome: Newton Compton Editori. ISBN 88-541-0304-7.