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Just before crossing Ponte Sisto

The construction of the current bridge was ordered by Pope Sixtus IV (for whom it is named) using the architect Baccio Pontelli between 1473 and 1479 to replace what remained of a prior Roman bridge named Pons Aurelius.

The bridge is architecturally characteristic because of its central circular 'Oculus' or eye. It connects the popular night-life areas near Campo de' Fiori and Trastevere and has become part of popular culture and featured in films, music videos, and adverts.

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  • Uploaded on August 12, 2013
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    by LeenieforLena
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D90
    • Taken on 2011/10/27 18:01:25
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash