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Bridge of Sighs

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Other name(s): Ponte dei Sospiri
Completed in: 1600
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Castello, Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy, Europe
San Marco, Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy, Europe
Next to Ponte della Paglia

Technical Information


arch arch span 11 m


arch stone


Bridge is named after the wailing of the prisoners who passed over it on their way from the Palazzo Ducale to the adjacent prison.



Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Dupré, Judith Brücken, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004095, 1998; pp. 27
  • Dupré, Judith Les ponts, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004109; pp. 27
  • Dupré, Judith Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York (USA), ISBN 1884822754, 1997; pp. 27
  • Prade, Marcel Les grands ponts du monde: Ponts remarquables d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers (France), ISBN 2902170653, 1990; pp. 317
  • Wittfoht, Hans Buiding bridges, Beton-Verlag, Düsseldorf (Germany), ISBN 3764001763, 1984
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002394
Created: 18/11/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013