Rialto bridge

  • photo of Rialto bridge
  • photo of Rialto bridge
  • photo of Rialto bridge
Original namePonte di Rialto
LocationVenezia, Veneto, Italy
CrossesGrand Canal
Statusin use
Open1591
FunctionFootbridge
DesignArch bridge
Length48 m
Height7 m
Clearance below6 m
Longest span29 m
Width23 m
Number of spans1
See bridge in maps

The Rialto Bridge is the most famous of the bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal. Construction began in 1588 and in 1591 it was finished. On the bridge there are many trade stalls.