Ponte Vecchio

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Ponte Vecchio
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Coordinates43°46′4.76″N 11°15′11.49″E / 43.7679889°N 11.2531917°E / 43.7679889; 11.2531917Coordinates: 43°46′4.76″N 11°15′11.49″E / 43.7679889°N 11.2531917°E / 43.7679889; 11.2531917
CrossesArno River
LocaleFlorence, Italy
Characteristics
Designclosed-spandrel segmental stone arch bridge
Width32 metres (105 ft)
Longest span30 metres (98 ft)
Ponte Vecchio is located in Florence
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Ponte Vecchio is located in Tuscany
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The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge", Italian pronunciation: [ˈponte ˈvɛkkjo])[1][2] is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. It is noted for the shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers, tanners, and farmers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers.[3] The Ponte Vecchio's two neighboring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

  1. ^ Ponte Vecchio. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007.
  2. ^ "Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia" (in Italian). Rai. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  3. ^ Dupré, Judith (2017). Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans (Google Books). New York: Hachette/Black Dog & Leventhal. ISBN 978-0-316-47380-4. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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