The Venezia Ponte di Rialto, depicted on these 3D image, which is also called as Rialto Bridge one of the magnificent bridges that is constructed across the Grand Canal located if romantic place of Venice, Italy. This is the oldest bridge structure that divides the two districts in Venice namely the San Marco and the San Polo.
The first conduit that was erected across the Grand Canal was pontoon bridge which was created by Niccolo Barattieri in the year of 1881. This was then called as Ponte de la Moneta which is in reference for the mint that is erected on the eastern part of the entrance. The need for the development of this bridge was determined when there was increase traffic on the floating bridge. This has been constantly used by many people and was replaced with a new bridge which is made of wood in the year of 1255. The wooden structure of this bridge was designed with two ramps which are inclined that can be moved at the central section to pave way to the passing tall ships. The bridge has become a trading place and shops were established on its side during the 15th century. The rents for the establishments were used to maintain the bridge to its good condition. However this bridge was damaged during the Bajamonte Tiepolo revolt that happened in the year of 1310. The bridge was not able to sustain the weight of the mobs of people watching the boat parade in 1444 that caused its collapse and was repeated in the year 1524. See Venezia’s Ponte di Rialto on 3D pictures.
It was in 1503 when it was proposed that the bridge should be built using stones. There were several design proposals passed in 1551 to the authorities where Michelangelo was included in it by other famous architects during that time like Vignola, Jacopo Sansovino, and Palladio. The present Venezia Ponte di Rialto which is sturdily and massively built of stones was designed by well known Antonio da Ponte. The construction of the bridge was completed in the year of 1591. The design was similar to the design of the wooden bridge where the ramps are inclining upwards to the center to provide enough heath for the tall ships to pass. The sides are now covered with shops where that offer assortment gift items or souvenir articles that can be bought by tourists.
Venezia Ponte di Rialto is now one of the important structures that is frequented by many visitors.