Updated: Dec 14, 2020
Design: stone arch bridge
Width: 22.90 metres (75.1 ft)
Height: 7.32 metres (24.0 ft)
Construction dates: 1588 - 1591
Engineer: Nicolò Barattieri
In The World of Venice, Jan Morris paints an affectionate picture of the Rialto Bridge:
"Structurally, it was a complete success--during rioting in 1797 they even fired cannon from its steps, to dispel the mobs; and for myself, I would not change a stone of it. I love the quaint old figures of St. Mark and St. Theodore, on the station side of the bridge.