The Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) is the oldest bridge in Verona, Italy. It was built in 100 BC, then replaced by a stone bridge by Roman. In the Middle Ages, the bridge was destroyed several times by floods, and rebuilt time and again.
During World Ware II, the bridge was blown up by retreating German troops. After the war, citizens of Verona fished out all the bricks from the river and rebuilt as it was, in 1959; they decided to leave white color of these bricks as they were from the water.
The two central arches of the Ponte Pietra are remnants from the Middle Ages. The bridge’s eventful history and the preservation/restoration of elements, from ancient times to the present, have made the bridge a symbol of Verona’s history. — zainoo.com