Continuing with a Torcello restoration report...when I was there in 2008, this little bridge was covered with scaffolding. The work is finished now and the old stones of the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge) look great.
There are medieval "Devil's Bridges" all over Europe, and many of them have legends or folk tales connected to them. In some cases, the Devil helped the bridge builder in exchange for his soul; there are other stories in which the builder outwitted the Devil after enlisting his help. Not sure what the story is with the Torcello bridge.
This bridge is one of only two remaining in Venice that don't have guard-rails. For centuries, almost all the bridges in Venice were open-sided like this one.
The view from the fondamenta~
And the view of the fondamenta from the other side. I love that peach-colored palazzo.~
Here's Ponte Chiodo, the other bridge in Venice without side rails. You can find this one in Cannaregio and also see Katherine Hepburn take a romantic walk across it in the film "Summertime."