The “Bridge of Sighs” over a ... - Ephemeral New York
Jan 04, 2012 · Venice’s “Bridge of Sighs,” built in 1602, connected the city’s prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. The name comes from a Byron poem suggesting that condemned prisoners walking back over the bridge would view Venice and then sigh before being locked up for years—or executed. New York had its own Bridge of Sighs.
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