The Life of Antonio da Ponte:

  Antonio da Ponte was an architect and engineer who worked in Venice. His most notable work was rebuilding the Rialto bridge out of stone.  To earn this project, he defeated famous architects like Palladio and Sansovino in a design contest for the bridge. Other works of note are rebuilding the Doge's palace after part of it was damaged in a fire and assisting in building the New Prison. On some of his projects, including the Rialto bridge, he worked with his nephew, Antonio Contin, who would later take over building the New Prison after da Ponte's death.

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Event date:

1512 to 1597