Ponte di Calatrava

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Ponte di Calatrava information

Venice , Italy
Getting there
Ferry: Piazzale Roma
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Avant-garde Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s 2008 bridge over the Grand Canal has been called many things: a fish tail, a glass tongue, unnecessary, pleasingly streamlined and displeasingly wheelchair-inaccessible. Some prefer the bridge by night, as a ghostly streak of light reflected in the Grand Canal; others appreciate daylight revealing its red ribbed-steel underbelly.