National Geographic : 1957 Jun
795 Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Staff Tiny Shops, the Haunt of Artisans, Encrust the Bridge Like Barnacles on a Ship Their trailers parked outside the city, the caravanners strolled across the bridge, stopping often to peer into the windows of shops that hang on wooden supports above the water. Upper windows light a walkway above the roadbed. Temporary bridge in background replaces the famed Ponte Santa Trinita. The architect's original plans, preserved since the 16th century, are enabling Florence to rebuild Santa Trinita.