Ponte Regina Margherita

Coordinates: 41°54′35″N 12°28′21″E / 41.909703°N 12.472433°E / 41.909703; 12.472433

Ponte Regina Margherita (Italian for Queen Margherita Bridge), also known as Ponte Margherita, is a bridge linking Piazza della Libertà to Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, in the rioni Campo Marzio and Prati[1] in Rome, Italy.

Ponte Regina Margherita
Ponte Regina Margherita.jpg
Coordinates41°54′35″N 12°28′21″E / 41.90972°N 12.4725°E / 41.90972; 12.4725
CrossesRiver Tiber
LocaleRome, Campo Marzio and Prati Quarters, Italy
Characteristics
MaterialMasonry and travertine
Total length110 m (360.9 ft)
History
DesignerAngelo Vescovali
Construction start1886
Construction end1891
Opened1891
Location

DescriptionEdit

The bridge was designed by architect Angelo Vescovali and built between 1886 and 1891; it was dedicated to Margherita of Savoy, first Queen of Italy (1861–1946). The bridge serves as a direct connection between rione Prati and Piazza del Popolo; it was the first masonry bridge built over the Tiber in many centuries.[2]

It shows three masonry arches tiled with travertine and is about 110 meters long.

NotesEdit

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

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.