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Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs

By Linda Tancs

Although never intended to pay homage to Venice’s famous bridge, Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs (Hertford Bridge) is England’s lesser known replica of sorts. Completed in 1914 by Sir Thomas Jackson (one of the most distinguished English architects of his generation), it acts as a skyway connecting two sections of Hertford College. It’s located on New College Lane.

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3 Comments»

  Mel & Suan wrote @

Hmm..took a look. Actually they are very different. The Venetian one is a curved elliptical ceiling while the Oxford one is a sharply angled triangle!

  Linda Tancs wrote @

I suppose that’s why it’s a replica “of sorts”!

  Mel & Suan wrote @

True! LOL


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