Also known as Ponte di Castelvecchio, it was built in the middle of the 14th century at the request of Cangrande II della Scala, who wanted to provide his nascent fortress on the river with an escape route out of the city. It has been described as “the most daring and admirable work of the Middle Ages in Verona”, a masterpiece of military engineering: a robustness that has allowed it to cross five centuries of history and the harshest floods of the Adige River intact.
The bridge was destroyed in World War II by German bombing on the night of 25 April 1945. It was completely rebuilt in 1951, very faithful to the original. It connects two towers at each end, and has three arches: one is almost fifty metres long, and the other two are 29 and 24 metres long.