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One of the major bridges in Venice: after the four bridges on the Grand Canal (Rialto, Scalzi, Accademia and the Ponte della Costituzione) and, together with the Ponte delle Guglie, crosses the Rio di Cannaregio.

Originally called the bridge of San Giobbe due to its proximity to the church of the same name, it was renamed by the people Ponte dei Tre Archi to be the only surviving Venetian bridge with three arches; in the past there were the stone Bridge of San Lorenzo as shown in the painting by Gentile Bellini The Miracle of the Cross in San Lorenzo and others, including the same of San Giobbe or that of Rialto which, however, were made of wood and drawbridges in the center.

Rebuilt from the wooden structure to the stone one in 1533, in an era without the protective shoulders and equipped with much longer and lower steps, it underwent a new reconstruction that did not bring major changes, by Andrea Tirali; the last restoration dates back to the late eighties of the twentieth century.

It is characterized by a structure with three arches, two small lateral ones and a very large central one.

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Detail of the bridge of the three arches.
View of the bridge.

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