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The Crooked bridges are all those crossings not built perpendicular to the banks. At the time of the Serenissima, transport by boat and water was privileged and the connections between pedestrian areas by bridges were considerably lower than today.

With the passage of time, the change of habits and the increasing importance of pedestrian traffic, it was decided to erect new bridges, first in wood and then with stone structures (the metal ones were placed in the last two centuries). At the time of construction, it was realized that some of these bridges joined alleys or opposite banks at points that were not perpendicular but often oblique. Hence the term crooked bridge.

The seven crooked bridges currently visible are located in Santissimi Filippo and Giacomo, in Sant’Aponal, in Santa Maria Maggiore, in San Martin, in Santa Maria del Giglio, in San Boldo and finally in San Marcuola.

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