Ponte Molino (Padua)

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Ponte Molino
Ponte Molino, Padua, Italy. Pic 01.jpg
Side view. To the left begins the old town which is entered by the Porta e Ponte Molino.
Coordinates 45°24′42″N 11°52′26″E / 45.411745°N 11.873753°E / 45.411745; 11.873753Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 11°52′26″E / 45.411745°N 11.873753°E / 45.411745; 11.873753
Carries Via Dante
Crosses Bacchiglione
Locale Padua, Italy
Design Segmental arch bridge
Total length 50.54 m
Width 9.21 m
Longest span 11.47 m
No. of spans 5
Construction end 1st century BC
Ponte Molino is located in Italy
Ponte Molino
Ponte Molino
Location in Italy

The Ponte Molino is a Roman segmental arch bridge across the Bacchiglione in Padua, Italy. The span-to-rise ratio of the Late Republican bridge varies between 3.5–4.5 and 1,[1] the ratio of clear span and pier thickness between 4–6.5 and 1.[2]

Apart from the Ponte Molino, there are other extant Roman bridges in Padua: Ponte San Lorenzo, Ponte Altinate and Ponte Corbo, all three also featuring segmented arches, as well as Ponte S. Matteo.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Galliazzo 1995, p. 432
  2. ^ Galliazzo 1994, pp. 207–208 (No. 435)


  • Galliazzo, Vittorio (1995), I ponti romani, Vol. 1, Treviso: Edizioni Canova, p. 432, ISBN 88-85066-66-6 
  • Galliazzo, Vittorio (1994), I ponti romani. Catalogo generale, Vol. 2, Treviso: Edizioni Canova, pp. 207–208 (No. 435), ISBN 88-85066-66-6 

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