Samiksha Jaiswal

Ponte Corvo (bridge)

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Carries  Via San Francesco
Locale  Padua, Italy
Width  Max. 5.32 m
Location  Padua
Body of water  Bacchiglione
Crosses  Bacchiglione
Design  Segmental arch bridge
Longest span  11 m
Bridge type  Arch bridge
Number of spans  3 (antiquity: 5)
Ponte Corvo (bridge)
Total length  52.20 m (antiquity: 76 m)
Similar  Ponte di Quintodecimo, Ponte San Lorenzo, Ponte de RubiĆ£es, Nysa Bridge, Leontes Bridge

The Ponte Corvo, rarely Ponte Corbo, is a Roman segmental arch bridge across the Bacchiglione in Padua, Italy. Dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD, its three remaining arches cross a branch of the river and are today partly buried respectively walled up. The span-to-rise ratio of the bridge varies between 2.8 and 3.4 to 1, the ratio of clear span to pier thickness from 4.9 to 6.9 to 1.

Besides the Ponte Corvo, there are three more ancient segmented arch bridges in Padua: Ponte San Lorenzo, Ponte Altinate and Ponte Molino, as well as Ponte San Matteo.

References

Ponte Corvo (bridge) Wikipedia


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