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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
Description: The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor...
The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor called the "Bridge of Sighs," built in 1913-14 and named after the Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice.
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You actually walk under it

This is the third bridge of sighs I've been to. Unlike the one in Cambridge UK and Venice, you actually can walk under it. Don't forget to have a beer in the hidden Turf Tavern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is the third bridge of sighs I've been to. Unlike the one in Cambridge UK and Venice, you actually can walk under it. Don't forget to have a beer in the hidden Turf Tavern right there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
73 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I still find the idea of putting bridges on TripAdvisor as attractions slightly silly. The design is nice, yes, the architecture is pleasing, and it's worth taking a stop off here to look at it. It provides nice photo opportunities; particularly around sunset. Still, however, it's a bridge. You walk under it, or over it. That's about all there is... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Cloudy - topical. Holiday weekend extremely crowed. Lovely setting. Make sure comfortable shoes are packed to take on the cobblestone path ways.

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Iceland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is by far one of the most beautiful bridges I've seen, and it makes for a very nice photograph as well. It would've been nice to have had the opportunity to walk across it.

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges in the world. Its construction began in 1600 and was completed in 1602. The end of the project was conducted under the leadership of Antonio Contino, the grandson of Giovanni da Ponte. Da Ponte was the one who designed the Rialto Bridge and began the construction of the Bridge... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

went down the alley and passed underneath then out into the radcliffe camera area, very romantic bridge with lovely windows, i would have liked to have been on it as well

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This bridge is very appealing to the eye and makes for a good picture!! Really nothing special but a neat find as we were walking by!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A must see on your trip to Oxford! Absolutely gorgeous with good photo opportunities eg why not do a jumping shot under them bridge!

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is literally a bridge that you cannot walk on (see images). It's pretty however I wouldn't go out of my way to see it... We stumbled on it by mistake...

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Derby, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

nice to look at but you cannot get a decent photo of the bridge as due to the popularity of it there are always too many people milling around on guided tours.

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