Ponte Sant’Angelo

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Ponte Sant’Angelo information

Location
Rome , Italy
Getting there
Bus: Piazza Pia
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The emperor Hadrian built the Ponte Sant’Angelo in 136 to provide an approach to his mausoleum, but it was Bernini who brought it to life with his angel sculptures in the 17th century. The three central arches of the bridge are part of the original structure; the end arches were restored and enlarged in 1892–94 during the construction of the Lungotevere embankments.