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#17 Ponte Coperto

Artist merges photos of real-life structures with playful sketches 13
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A stone and brick arch bridge over the Ticino River in Pavia, Italy, Ponte Coperto was a replacement for the 1354 bridge Ponte Vechhio that was heavily damaged in 1945 during World War II. When Ponte Vechhio partially collapsed in 1947, the town of Pavia decided to construct a completely new bridge that they eventually called Ponte Coperto. Like its predecessor, Ponte Coperto also bears a chapel. However, it only features five arches, while Ponte Vechhio had seven.