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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is a covered bridge belonging to St. John’s College of Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court. The architect was Henry Hutchinson. It is named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, although they have little architecturally in common beyond the fact that they are both covered. The bridge is one of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Magdalen Bridge was designed by John Gwynn of Shrewsbury and built 1772-1790; widened in 1882.

    Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester. It stands next to the River Cherwell and has within its grounds a deer park and Addison’s Walk. The large, square Magdalen Tower is a famous Oxford landmark, and it is a tradition since the days of Henry VII that the college choir sings from the top of it at 6 a.m. on May Morning. The Great Tower was built betwe…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Saint-Maurice Castle is a castle in the municipality of Saint-Maurice of the Canton of Valais, an area once controlled by the Duchy of Savoy. In 1476, following the Swiss Confederation, Bern began construction of the castle in the narrow Rhone valley at Saint-Maurice. It was completed in 1646 with the expansion of the residential buildings. However, in 1693 a devastating fire in the town, destroyed the warehouse of the castle and much of the gunpowder that was stored there. The narrow canyon …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Lucerne is unique in the fact that its three wooden pedestrian bridges, the 14th century Hofbrücke (now destroyed) and Kapellbrücke and the Spreuerbrücke, all featured painted interior triangular frames. The Spreuerbrücke (1407), now the oldest intact bridge (after the 1993 fire on the Kapellbrücke), is roofed and decorated with some 56 paintings, scenes from the Dance of Death, by Kaspar Meglinger dating from 1626-1635. It has a small chapel at midpoint, added in 1568. Originally, it connect…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A five-arched marble bridge from the Roman period. The bridge features five semicircular arches with an average span length of ca. 8 m. Construction work started during Augustus’ reign and was finished under his successor Tiberius in 20 CE; an inscription thus calls the structure as “given by both emperors”. The bridge was the only crossing of the Marecchia not destroyed by the retreating German army during the Battle of Rimini. The bridge is still open to pedestrian and light v…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The bridge was finally put out of use by a catastrophic flood in 1668, which swept away much of the structure. It was subsequently abandoned and no more attempts were made to repair it. Since then, its surviving arches have successively collapsed or been demolished, and only four of the initial 22 arches remain intact today. The bridge’s construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a local shepherd boy who (according to tradition) was commanded by angels to build a bridge across the river….

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The bridge was finally put out of use by a catastrophic flood in 1668, which swept away much of the structure. It was subsequently abandoned and no more attempts were made to repair it. Since then, its surviving arches have successively collapsed or been demolished, and only four of the initial 22 arches remain intact today. The bridge’s construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a local shepherd boy who (according to tradition) was commanded by angels to build a bridge across the river….

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The bridge was finally put out of use by a catastrophic flood in 1668, which swept away much of the structure. It was subsequently abandoned and no more attempts were made to repair it. Since then, its surviving arches have successively collapsed or been demolished, and only four of the initial 22 arches remain intact today. The bridge’s construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a local shepherd boy who (according to tradition) was commanded by angels to build a bridge across the river….

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The bridge was finally put out of use by a catastrophic flood in 1668, which swept away much of the structure. It was subsequently abandoned and no more attempts were made to repair it. Since then, its surviving arches have successively collapsed or been demolished, and only four of the initial 22 arches remain intact today. The bridge’s construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a local shepherd boy who (according to tradition) was commanded by angels to build a bridge across the river….

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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    Public