Santa Barbara’s Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs (Photo by an edhat reader)

While Venice has its famous “Bridge of Sighs,” so does Santa Barbara.

This small arch connects the courtrooms to the courthouse jail


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  1. Old news:

    > A small bridge connects the Administrative and Court Wing to the Jail, and is known as the Bridges of Sighs, inspired by the bridge in Venice, Italy, where prisoners would take in one last view of the Venetian landscape before being taken to their cells.

    But where’s our Bocche di Leone where we can file anonymous accusations against our neighbors?
    (Oh, maybe I’m posting on it.)

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