Ponte Vecchio

Location: Florence, Italy

Architect: Unknown

A stone arch structure over the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio is one of the few medieval bridges that still has shops along it, as was popular at that time. While the bridge that stands today was built in 1345, several earlier versions dating as far back as the 1st Century AD stood at the site, all of which washed away in floods. The architect of the bridge remains a point of contention with three different men as candidates.