Bridge — one of the oldest inventions of mankind. It allows you to overcome physical obstacles in the form of a body of water, valley, or road. However, there are bridges and houses in the world, where people live and work. Such bridges are a rarity and because they are popular among tourists.
1. The Ponte Vecchio, Italy
Ponte Vecchio — the oldest bridge in Florence. It is believed that it existed here since the days of ancient Rome. Modern Ponte Vecchio was rebuilt in 1345, replacing the previous bridge, which was destroyed by flood. On the bridge built homes that were quite common in the Middle Ages.
Originally, the house was used as shops, butchers shops and tanners. In 1593, Duke Ferdinand I decided to replace them with jewelry shops, as because of the shops on the bridge was too much garbage, and an unpleasant smell. Today, on the bridge, you can find a variety of shops with a wide range of jewelry.