Watch Your Step! Infamous Venice Bridge Faces Costly Repairs

Jan 05, 2022 320

Back in 2008, the multi-million dollar Ponte della Costituzione footbridge opened after several delays and cost overruns, and things quickly took a literal nosedive from there.

Designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and built over the Grand Canal near Venice’s train station, the structure was intended to symbolize Venice’s modernity, but the smooth, glass surface proved to be quite the hazard — especially for unsuspecting tourists, who too often would slip, fall and bust open their chins and foreheads, The New York Times reports.

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