Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, the bridge which commemorates Italy's first king who reigned from 1861 to 1878, was designed by Ennio di Rossi and opened in 1911, the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Kingdom of Italy.
The bridge is carried on three stone arches, which together span a distance of 108 metres. On the tall plinths, at each end of the bridge, stand bronze Victories.
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