Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, a bridge named after Italy's first king Victor Emmanuel II (r. 1861-78), was designed by Ennio de Rossi and inaugurated in 1911 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Kingdom of Italy.
The stone bridge is carried across the river Tiber on three arches, spanning a distance of 108 metres.
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II sports a quartet of colossal bronze winged Victories, two at each end, the work of Elmo Palazzi, Luigi Casadio, Amleto Cataldi and Francesco Pifferetti.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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