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The Bridge of Sighs is one of the bridges over the Rio di Palazzio canal. The bridge connects the prison building and the Doge's Palace.
The bridge was erected in 1602 by the architect Antonio Conti in a baroque style. Many people mistakenly believe that the 'sighs' from which the bridge gets its name originate from couples in love. In fact, these are the sad sighs of the convicts who were escorted across this bridge in custody. Although a more romantic interpretation of the name is still in common use.
The Bridge of Sighs, along with other attractions in Venice, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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