Italy - VENICE ramps over the bridges.
Feb 9, 12, 8:25 am
in jan, most of the bridges had ramps. serviceable for luggage or wheelchairs or baby carrages. anyone know if these are permanent? the only tow we came across that were not ramped wert the bridge from train station to p roma and the one at three arches.
Permanent. They are to make Venice more accessible to patients with mobility problems, wheelchairs, etc. They are in the area where tourists tend to go.
Feb 13, 12, 9:31 am
Are these the raised ramps that are so useful when flooding happens? Or something more permanent?
Feb 13, 12, 2:45 pm
these ramps are ugly raw lumber, we would consider them 2x10x12's. they run from base up and over a bridge. they do nothing to avoid aqua alta. i do not know how they connect the aqua alta walkways to the bridges. aqua alta is not a frequent occurance. in our 150-200 days in jan-feb, we have been affected twice.
Feb 22, 12, 6:45 am
Was there Jan 4-6 2012 and never saw many ramped bridges except on the South side by St.Marks and further up. Ugly yes but a treat after walking the city for days lol. The city had lots of flood platforms stacked all over the city in case the full moon brought flooding tides. Must be insanely crowded & slow when people are herded onto small plywood pathways.
They know Tourists want pictures so why stack them in plain sight to block pictures ? Hide them in a side alley. But guess who cares about tourists who are already there, they have no choice.