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At the time of the Dominant, to move from one place to another, boat transport - by water - was privileged, while the connections between pedestrian areas - through the use of bridges - were considerably lower than the current ones: a true network of micro islands.

Over time, changing habits and increasing the importance of pedestrian traffic led to the need to build new bridges: first in wood, then with stone structures and only in the last two centuries of metal. At the time of manufacture, the builders realized that some of them could not rest perpendicularly between one support point and the other, but rather obliquely, sometimes for two calluses that did not meet, other times because the banks did not match. Thus the term crooked bridge was coined.

Although there are very many oblique bridges in the city, only 7 of them are labeled as a crooked bridge.

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