Ponte Umberto I Rome

Ponte Umberto I, or Ponte Umberto for short, is a bridge that connects the Piazza di Ponte Umberto I (rione Ponte) to the Piazza dei Tribunali (rione Prati) in Rome.

Ponte Umberto I Rome

History and description

Ponte Umberto I
Ponte Umberto I Rome

The Ponte Umberto I was designed by the architect Angelo Vescovali and named after the then King of Italy Umberto I, who personally inaugurated the bridge, together with his wife Margherita di Savoia.

Construction was begun in 1885 and the inauguration took place in 1887. The Ponte Umberto has a length of 105m and is 20m wide. Its three arches are covered with travertino marble from Subiaco.

Ponte Umberto I – Rome

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