Bridge Three - Ponte San Biasio o delle Catene

Look up the canal toward the sea, away from the Arsenale and you'll see the canal as it heads for the St Mark's sea basin, and where the canal ends, the Ponte San Biasio o delle Catene.

This bridge was our next destination, a quick walk away along the canal past the maritime museum and to the edge of the lagoon. It’s a beautiful stone bridge with flowing curves and sweeping views over the dark green water of the basin. A trademark antique street lamp near the foot of the bridge completed a uniquely Venetian scene that has probably found its way into thousands of photo albums around the world.

The four pointed stone needles shooting like new sprouts from the top part of the bridge are almost unique - we only crossed two bridges on the whole Challenge that have these.

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