Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta

Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta, also known as Ponte Principe or Ponte PASA after its acronym, is a bridge that links Lungotevere dei Sangallo to Piazza Della Rovere in Rome (Italy), in the Rioni Ponte, Trastevere and Borgo.

Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta
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Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta, Rome
Coordinates 41°53′59″N 12°27′48″E / 41.89972°N 12.46333°E / 41.89972; 12.46333Coordinates: 41°53′59″N 12°27′48″E / 41.89972°N 12.46333°E / 41.89972; 12.46333
CrossesRiver Tiber
LocaleRome, Ponte, Trastevere and Borgo rioni, Italy
Characteristics
Materialbrick and marble
Total length1,097 m (3,599.1 ft)
Width20 m (65.6 ft)
History
Construction start1939
Construction end1942
Opened1942

DescriptionEdit

The bridge has 3 brick arcades covered with white marble. Between the arcades there are two single-lancet windows with rounded arches. The arcades divide the Tiber into 3 branches by 2 pillars that vaguely look like ships.

It links the Basilica of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini and the area of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to the tunnel that brings to Via Aurelia through Via di Gregorio VII.

HistoryEdit

The bridge is dedicated to Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Viceroy of Ethiopia.

The building of the bridge was committed to the Company Stoelker, while the design was realised by the Municipality of Rome.

The bridge was completed in 1942, after 34 months and several interruptions. During the construction, a provisional iron bridge was released, in order to allow the circulation of traffic.

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Coordinates: 41°53′59″N 12°27′48″E / 41.8997°N 12.4633°E / 41.8997; 12.4633