Ponte Girevole

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Ponte Girevole
4.5
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,126 contributions
Unfortunately, I didn 't see it in action.
Jul 2019
The closed Bay of Taranto has been an ideal naval base since the time of Tarentum, with its anchorage protected from the sea. Only the Royal Navy was able to get the Italian fleet here in 1940, and then only with the help of deck bombers and Swordfish torpedo bombers. However, the ideal anchorage gives rise to another problem - how to get to it from the sea without breaking the message. The bridge becomes an obstacle. Officially, the bridge is called San Francesco di Paola, but everyone calls it the Ponte Girevole-swing bridge. The bridge was opened in 1887, when the displacement of new all-metal ships did not allow passage under the bridge. Opening the bridge is necessary for large warships to go to the docks and Arsenal of the Navy located in the Small sea for repairs. The two sections of the bridge did not rise, as for example in Saint Petersburg, but were separated to the sides. They were powered by hydraulic turbines operated from the Aragonese castle. Hydraulics were replaced in the post-war 50s by electric motors. Unfortunately, I didn't see this miracle of Italian engineering in action. It is not every day that Italian destroyers and cruisers pass through the 400-meter channel...
Written 15 March 2020
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eburghout
Lelystad, The Netherlands125 contributions
amazing bridge
Nov 2019 • Couples
This bridge was made at the cost of 1 tower of the castle. But it is 1 one a kind in the world. it only takes 3 minutes to open or close.
Written 18 November 2019
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Little Jenny
London, UK442 contributions
Unusual
Jun 2019 • Couples
Interesting to see this unusual bridge joining the two main parts of Taranto. There is a working model of it in the castle.
Written 29 July 2019
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,240 contributions
FASCINATING PIECE OF ENGINEERING
Jul 2019 • Couples
Fascinating piece of engineering, the revolving bridge divides the old section from the new part of town. It’s a strange experience standing in the middle to admire the amazing views.
Written 21 July 2019
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Antonio F T
Whitestone, NY180 contributions
the old town in taranto
Dec 2018 • Family
when visiting taranto a must see is the old town and to get there you need to pass this point of interest the ponte girevole its an amazing structure and they do guided tours great history beautiful building
Written 11 February 2019
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MIZZZT
Innisfil, Canada82 contributions
Beautiful Location
Apr 2018
Had the pleasure of visiting my family in Taranto. They took us for a tour of the city . The bridge was beautiful, located right next to the castle of Aragon. Did not see the bridge swing while we were there.
Written 21 January 2019
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Giuseppe S
Milan, Italy533 contributions
Nice view in the center of Taranto near the Castle Aragonese
Jan 2019 • Family
Nice view in nice area at center of Taranto . Around You can found tourist information point . Near the Aragonese Castle & National Museum archeological MARTA & new PICTURE GALLERY & MUSEUM S. & SANTUARY S. Egidio inside S. Pasquale Church ( all about 300 mt - 5 minutes ) . I suggest You becouse is very interesting all 👌 Aroud You can found also nice bar & restourants for fast food & more . Pizza - panzerotti - icecream - coffy & more 🍕🍧🍦☕️🥐🍝
Written 10 January 2019
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andybucco95
Lizzano, Italy18 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful bridge with its peculiarity. It moves sometimes from 00.00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m. You must see it moving before leaving Taranto.
Written 20 August 2018
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TheBlondeCat
Timisoara, Romania42 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2018 • Family
It’s a very nice and interesting bridge. The 2 half of the bridge are opening in horizontal line only for maintenance or to let the ships pass from one side to another. It opens once a month at the same hour (5 am). If you take that guided tour of the Aragonese Castle, you will also have explanations about this amazing bridge.
Written 7 August 2018
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PaulL4
Mansfield, UK98 contributions
Bridge!
May 2018 • Friends
It's a bridge! It swings open! You can walk across it! It's picturesque! Not a lot more to say about it!
Written 9 May 2018
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