Ponte dell’accademia, the bridge in Venice, is restored to its ancient splendor thanks to Luxottica

Ponte dell’accademia, the bridge in Venice, is restored to its ancient splendor thanks to Luxottica

There is a deep link between Veneto and Luxottica. The region is home to Luxottica’s first plant in Agordo – where it all started – as well as those in Cencenighe, Pederobba, and Sedico.

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This is why the company has decided to pay tribute to its historic relationship with the region and its people by funding restoration work on the Ponte dell’Accademia bridge in Venice. It is another way to say thank you to the community after the public works and welfare initiatives organized in the past.

Designed and built in the mid-nineteenth century, the Ponte dell’Accademia was one of the few fundamental links between the two strips of land on either side of the Grand Canal. The 1930s saw the addition of its characteristic wooden walkway that, at that time, made it famous as the longest European bridge built in that particular material. Its wooden structure, initially intended to be temporary, had deteriorated over the years and required continual maintenance work.

Thanks to Luxottica funding, in seven months, not only has it been made safe again, but it has also been restored to its ancient beauty, and this monument will now cost less to maintain and guarantees disabled access.

 

Published on Sep 11 2018