Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
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The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor called the "Bridge of Sighs," built in 1913-14 and named after the Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice.
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,530 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Best seen as part of tour of Oxford sights, rather than going especially to see it. Everyone stops for a photo and it's very touristy, but that's it really. The bridge connects two parts of Hertford College across a small lane and is not open to the public so you can't walk across it. Definitely see it but don't expect it to be like Venice!
Written 1 February 2020
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JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Hopefully you are lucky enough to go when there aren’t 300 people trying to take glamour shots here. This is a nice structure. There isn’t much to do here other than look at it, but it is close enough to other places you can actually visit, so why not stop and take a pic?
Written 28 September 2022
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,256 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Our guide pointed this out on a short walking tour of Oxford and mentioned that it was modeled after not the Bridge of Sighs in Venice Italy, but the Rialto Bridge. It is a very small version of the Rialto Bridge. The Bridge of Sighs sounds good, though.
Written 18 July 2023
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miniman2804
Berkshire251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It's named after the original in Venice. It's part of Hertford college.Not worth making a special journey to see, but you'll come across it in your trips around the city, as it's just off Broad St by the Kings Arms pub.
Written 25 February 2020
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The bridge links 2 parts of Hertford College and is known as Bridge of Sighs because it vaguely looks like the bridge of this name in Venice. Oxford's version is much the smaller.
Worth a quick photograph when walking though this area of beautiful historic buildings.
Written 4 April 2022
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nothing big to look at but definitely something interesting to spot when visiting Oxford.

Pretty bridge that bridges together two buildings.

Great for a snap in front of.

I’m sure they’d be more information on a proper tour however I did not do this.

Worth a view
Written 10 September 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This bridge connects some buildings at the university and is modelled along the lines of the bridge of the same name, the Ponte dei Sospiri, in Venice. The Venice bridge is, by all accounts, incomparable, but this one comes close! It was built in 1913-1914 and is worth having a look at if you happen to be in this area. It's certainly great for some photo snaps!
Written 26 December 2018
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Bridge of Sighs is a lot smaller than the one in Venice, but equally as cute, a neat iconic item to see while wandering the streets of Oxford, right near the Bodleian library, very popular.
Written 4 March 2020
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DanAvenell
London, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
I don't hate bridges, some are nice. This isn't even a proper bridge. It just connects two buildings, and it's too fancy-schmantzy for my tastes too. I could design a better bridge easy.
Written 11 March 2014
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Nick N
Portsmouth, UK1,833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
So I ve been to the one in Venice and the one in Cambridge and now my third Bridge of Sighs. Great photo opportunity even on a rainy day.
Written 16 February 2020
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