Ponte Scaligero

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Known in Italy as both Ponte Scaligero and Ponte di Castelvecchio, this 14th century red brick bridge is one of the oldest segmental arch bridges in Europe.

Constructed for defensive reasons, it is also beautiful, and considered a Middle Ages engineering masterpiece.

Its longest arch is over 158 feet long, the world's largest when it was built. The bridge was heavily damaged during world War II, but has been restored in subsequent years.