Bridge of Sighs (Oxford)


Bridge of Sighs (Oxford)

Hertford Bridge in New College Lane, Oxford, England is often referred to as the "Bridge of Sighs" because of its supposed similarity to the famous bridge of the same name in Venice. However, Hertford Bridge was never intended to be a replica of the Venetian bridge, and indeed it bears a closer resemblance to the Rialto Bridge in the same city. The bridge links together the Old and New Quadrangles of Hertford College. (The bridge does not link Hertford College to New College, as is stated by some inaccurate city tour guides.)

The bridge, and much of its current architecture, was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson. It was completed in 1914, despite its construction being opposed by New College.

See also

* Bridge of Sighs, Venice
* Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge
* Logic Lane covered bridge, at University College, Oxford

External links

* [http://www.oxfordcityguide.com/SeeAndDo/SightSeeing.html Photograph and short history on OxfordCityGuide.com]
* [http://www.oxfordcityguide.com/FunFacts.html Fun Fact (#16) about the Bridge on OxfordCityGuide.com]
* [http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/guide/images/BridgeofSighs.htm Photograph] from Daily Information
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