• Short Summary

    The Florence Ponte Vecchio was closed to traffic Feb 12.

    Town engineers are to inspect the?

  • Description

    The Florence Ponte Vecchio was closed to traffic Feb 12.

    Town engineers are to inspect the bridge and later carry out necessary repairs.

    This year tourist will have to walk to the quaint shops that line each side of this centuries old bridge - the only one spanning the Arno left intact by the retreating German Armies during the Second World War.

    'Old age' is making the Renaissance bridge groan. Although built for vehicular traffic, Ponte Vecchio isn't happy with present-day cars, lorries and coaches rumbling over it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YIUXCV2MGIKOONTURUPNEWYD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YIUXCV2MGIKOONTURUPNEWYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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