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New Aluminum Bridge For Venice?

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Visited Venice lately?  Well if plans go accordingly, that might’ve been the last time you’ll walk across the Ponte dell’Accademia, one of four bridges that cross the waterway.  The bridge was supposed to be a temporary structure when it was built in 1933.


With the 20 million tourists who venture to Venice every year, authorities are saying the bridge can no longer support the visitors.  And with restorations totaling 250,000, some want to knock it down and replace it with a 5 million aluminum and steel bridge.


What do you think will happen?  Some residents and critics are saying the new bridge will be too modern for the 17th century palazzo, churches and museums.  Yet are they spending too much money on repairs?


Photo by: ALAMY