|Ponte della Musica, from the right bank.|
|Looking toward Monte Mario. The center|
surface is asphalt, the sides wooden planks.
|A private athletic club on the Flaminio side.|
Looks like it lost a tennis court or two.
|Ship ahoy! Note the handrails, inspired by the|
p.s. One of our readers was disappointed that we hadn't included information on the bridge's architect/designer. So...the bridge had its origins in a partnership between Davood Liaghat, who was chief bridge engineer
at the Buro Happold firm, and London architect
Kit Powell-Williams, who was working in Rome with
the engineering firm C. Lottie e Associati. Buro
Happold won a design competition for the structure in 2000.
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