Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ponte del Luogo Pio

Ponte del Luogo Pio, Pious Place Bridge, LivornoWe have already seen the church of the “Luogo Pio” (Pious Place), which is the last part left standing of an old orphanage. This bridge was left in place when the canal was interred in 1898 and became, for almost a century, not more than a hump on the street.Ponte del Luogo Pio, Pious Place Bridge, LivornoWhen the first part of the canal was dug again few years ago, the hump regained its status of a bridge, even if still closed by a gate.Ponte del Luogo Pio, Pious Place Bridge, LivornoThis body of water is now a dead end, until the reddigging of the old canal will be completed. This is the last of the New Venice bridges, until the next reconstruction of the “Ponte di Crocetta”.

See also: Ponte di Marmo - Ponte dei Domenicani - Ponte della Venezia - Ponte di San Giovanni - Ponte dell'Angiolo

17 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Typical. One discovers something as intriguing as a watery dead end and what does one find - a gate obstructing any hopes of exploring this path into the unknown! (On the other hand, I don't have a boat and wouldn't known one end of it from the other if I did.)

Stine in Ontario said...

This has to be the first bridge I've ever seen that ends so abruptly after just going under it. I guess that's why there are no boats there. :)

It fascinates me that so much re-digging is happening in Livorno.

tapirgal said...

This brige deservesto be above the ground! Nice reflections.

brattcat said...

This is such a terrific project. You must be so proud of your city for embarking on this. Hopefully there will be no dead ends and all of the plans will proceed as proposed.

Jacob said...

Another very nice series, VP. It will be interesting to follow the progress of the "redigging."

I like these New Venice bridges very much...I think they must add a lot to your city.

Now, where exactly will you park your boat?

cieldequimper said...

What is it with you digging up underground canals? :-))
Sorry you had to rush out of the snow.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful little bridges in Livorno. The canal water looks so smooth and calm.

Luis Gomez said...

Great series. I love it when you show all the areas around the bridge in your images. Great work. Vogon how many of these have you done now? They are all beautiful.

Asta said...

Hi there,

Beautiful series of photos from you - as always-:)
Lovely reflections.
These small bridges are so pitoresque. Really worth preserving.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Best regards
Asta

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The canal and old buildings are so beautiful! It's grey there, like here. It does look strange to see the dead end.

Thnak you for your help. :-D

Kaori said...

hope to see the old canal back in working condition!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a thing! The canal had been buried and now they're redigging it! Hope now they made up their minds for good! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Ilse said...

Once again such an interesting post. Canals will only bring charm to the city. Better than a roadway with cars.

Wolynski said...

I see. They're restoring old canals that have been built over. Very pretty pictures, especially the bottom one. Very few people on the streets.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The water looks quite clear. It is hard to think of Venice without gondolas.
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Andreea said...

Somehow these canals and bridges manage to look romantic even when they're dead ends or humps on the street.

JM said...

The canal views are allways great no matter from where you take the shots!