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Of this bridge, sweet is the ascent, and sweet is the descent. It connects Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi with the entrance to the Public Gardens, at the point where the Monument dedicated to the Naval Army was erected.

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A bridge that represents one of the ingenious works of Giannantonio Selva characterized by gentle ascent and descent to avoid the steps - as Selva himself described -, showing itself in all its elegance, with a stone structure, normal arch and stone column shoulders of Istria. The bridge is part of a general redevelopment project of the area, which in 1810 saw the construction of the public gardens of Castello - also called Napoleonic because they were built under French rule, or the Biennale - by the architect Selva, who he was also involved in the construction of the nearby Serra dei Giardini.

The Ponte dei Giardini in Riva dei Sette Martiri (formerly Riva degli Schiavoni) - flush with Rio San Giuseppe - connects the Gardens with Viale Garibaldi, at the end of which is the bronze statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi by Augusto Benvenuti, in the center of the fountain. After passing a gate that delimits the area of ​​the Garibaldi Gardens, you enter the lively and homonymous street - previously called Via Eugenia - and a little further on you can see the facade of the church of San Francesco di Paola.

There is a bridge of the same name, which connects the Public Gardens with Sant'Elena: Ponte dei Giardini in Sant'Elena.

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The view towards the bridge from Viale Garibaldi. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)
Another perspective of the bridge. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)
The bridge in all its width. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)
View from the bridge towards Viale Garibaldi, with the Serra dei Giardini in view. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)
View of the bridge from the river. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)
The tree-lined avenue of Viale Garibaldi. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

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