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Sisto Bridge, the first bridge of the modern era, was built by Pope Sixtus IV for the Jubilee of 1475, to allow direct communication between the Trastevere and the Vatican and the rest of the city. The bridge has four arches, a central circular opening and is decorated by five marble papal coats of arms.
The restoration carried out for the Jubilee of 2000 resulted in the removal of nineteenth century metalwork, in order to restore the bridge to its original appearance. The two plaques of Sixtus IV placed to commemorate the construction of the bridge were removed for preservation reasons; in their place, a transcription was made on the new parapets facing the Via Giulia.
Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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