Bridge of Sighs, Oxford | Tourope

The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor called the “Bridge of Sighs,” built-in 1913-14 and named after the Ponte Dei Sospiri in Venice.

The Bridge of Sighs lies right opposite the entrance to the Bodleian Library, famous for its similarity to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. It was never intended to be a replica of the Venetian bridge, and instead, it bears a closer resemblance to the Rialto Bridge in the same city. Nevertheless, the bridge provides a popular photo opportunity for tourists and newcomers.

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