National Geographic : 1945 Mar
U. S.Army Signal Corps, Official To Lay a Temporary Span, Allied Engineers Dynamite What Germans Left of One of theWorld's Most Beautiful Bridges Four young Italians died trying to remove Nazi mines from medieval Ponte Santa Trinity (page 279). Statues representing the four seasons toppled with the road bed; fragments were fished out of the Arno. Goldsmiths' shops clinging to Ponte Vecchio (right) have astounded travelers bynot falling off(Plate VI). Its upper gallery led peacetime's museum-goers on a ten-minute walk from Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti. Fighting Partisans laidasecret telephone line across it.