10The Current Structure Is Not The Original Bridge
The Ponte Vecchio, a bridge in Florence, Italy that joins the city with the Oltrarno district in the South part of the River Arno, is one of the most popular bridges in the world. Also known as the Old Bridge, it was officially finished in 1345. It remains one of the most beautiful sights to behold in Florence. Here are some 10 fun facts to know. The current bridge seen today is not the original bridge. The first one was built around 996, by the Romans, from a combination of stone and wood. Later, they had to develop it into something stronger and more elegant. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!