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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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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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A different bridge, connecting buildings rather than land across water. It looks like it belongs in a film, or Italy. Located next to the Bodelian Library, hard to miss, it makes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
EthanW1316
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Amherstburg, Canada

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Cary, Illinois
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57 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK so from an architecture standpoint this is a lovely bridge, but I have to admit I was expecting more. The name gives echoes of the true "bridge of sighs" in Venice, and although the shape is similar, it left me rather flat. Nice to look at but that's about it.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bridge can be viewed from the street and is good for a short stop while strolling across Oxford to have a look at the bridge about which much has been said. Good for getting few pictures clicked but as it is not accessible, it is not worth spending more than 10-15 minutes here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture. Seeing that this is just a replica I cannot wait to travel to Venice and see the real deal. Its definitely worth seeing if Oxford is closer than Venice!

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Thank Emily R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As far as a bridge goes, it does its job quite well. As you can tell it links two objects at either end. It is also quite decorative, with windows, a roof and a gentle arch. Why am I reviewing a bridge? Especially when you only get to see this bridge from the outside? Who knows...Venice is better and Oxford... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not accessible but lovely to see from the street, came across it by accident whilst walking up to the natural history museum

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 674 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I know this beautiful Venetian-style bridge is not accessible to the public, but it is very close to the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre and worth taking a look at on any walk around Oxford. It spans a road between buildings instead of a canal (or river, like its Cambridge rival) but is no less unattractive for... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here due to the historical nature of the location, its proximity to other locations, and the photographic significance. I wasn't disappointed and got some great photos. Definitely an easy and must visit when in Oxford.

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Amherstburg, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A different bridge, connecting buildings rather than land across water. It looks like it belongs in a film, or Italy. Located next to the Bodelian Library, hard to miss, it makes for a easy photo stop!

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it is not Venice, but is a reasonable alternative. I recommend spending some time admiring the construction and the architecture - maybe 10 minutes....

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is easily accessible from the city centre. It's a frequently photographed tourist attraction - it's a bridge. What more can I say? Well, you can stand under it and get your photo taken, but as far as I know, that's all!

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