The Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, the bridge which commemorates Italy's first king Vittorio Emanuele II (r. 1861-78), was designed by Ennio di Rossi and opened in 1911, the fiftieth anniversary 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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