Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ponte Sisto

Named for (and commissioned by) Pope Sixtus IV,
this is the only bridge built across the Tiber
between the fall of the Roman empire and
the 19th century. Much of the material
used to build it came from the Colosseum.

[Go see more bridges, or join in the fun
yourself, chez Louis la Vache.]


  1. A wonderful angle, not often seen. It is beautiful when enlarged.

  2. Lovely view of the bridge, the Tiber and the city.

  3. Lovely view of this bridge. Interesting to learn the Colosseum was recycled to build this bridge.

  4. Fantastic view of the bridge over the river. So much green surrounding it, very lovely :)

  5. It's very pretty! I love those old stone ones.

  6. a great-looking bridge, and a beautiful view at the background, too.

  7. She has aged well! I really like the little view window between the arches.
    Lovely view, too.

  8. «Louis» is very, very late to his own party!
    He has had very little time to spend on-line since last Friday and is very belatedly making the rounds to those who contributed to Sunday Bridges. He thanks you for participating and apologizes for being so late in acknowledging your contribution!