BRIDGE OF SIGHS


BRIDGE OF SIGHS
   a covered way in Venice leading from the Ducal Palace to the State prison, and over which culprits under capital sentence were transported to their doom, whence the name.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Bridge of Sighs — name of a bridge in Venice (Italy) built in the 16th Century connecting the prisons and the interrogation rooms at the Doge s castle (it is called so because of the tried or executed prisoners sighs crossing the bridge) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bridge of Sighs — a bridge in Venice across which prisoners were formerly led for trial in the ducal palace. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bridge of Sighs — 16th century Venetian bridge connecting a prison with a palace where prisoners were tried; any similar structure connecting a courthouse with a prison …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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