Constitution Bridge

A controversial bridge

The Bridge of the Constitution, popularly known as from the name of the Spanish architecht who designed it, is the last bridge to have been built on the Grand Canal of Venice.
Very criticized for its cost, the Bridge of Constitution is also quite controversial for its contemporary design, quite distant from the architectonical tradition of Venice: a red iron structure, steps and barriers made in glass, marble elements. Opened in 2008 after many years of works and polemics, it has been named after the Italian Constitution.
The Constitution Bridge connects the car and bus terminal of Piazzale Roma with Cannaregio district, ending just in front of a few buildings that are part of the railway station.


Water bus stop: Piazzale Roma.