Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta Rome

The Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta in Rome is, not surprisingly, also known as the Ponte Principe and connects the Lungotevere dei Sangallo to the Piazza Della Rovere.

Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta Rome

History and description

The bridge is located near the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II bridge and connects the San Giovanni dei Fiorentini church and the area of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to the tunnel that leads to the Via Aurelia.

Prince Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta was the Viceroy of Ethiopia and had won a medal for military valor after his heroic defense of Amba Alagi, during World War II.

Work was begun in 1939 and finished in 1942. Its length is almost 110m and it is 20m wide and consists of three masonry arches covered with white marble. The middle arch has a window on each side.

During the work in progress a temporary iron bridge was built to deal with the flow of traffic.

Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta, Rome

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