Ponte Vecchio
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Architect Taddeo Gaddi
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Location Florence, Italy   map
Date 1345 and 1564   timeline
Building Type bridge and shops
 Construction System bearing masonry, stone arches
Climate temperate
Context urban, river
Style Italian Medieval Vernacular
Notes Inhabited urban bridge across the Arno. three great segmented arches on massive piers, with arches above. The corridor above the shops is by Vasari


View from east

From east

From east


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Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. discussion, p757. photo, fig B, p756. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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