Show Bridges

Richard

All-Pro
Feb 1, 2013
Marlow, UK
They're not kidding when they say "high" are they?

Seeing pylons and power cables so far below from the parapet must be a peculiar experience, but I'm guessing that bridge is only for vehicles.

-R
 
May 10, 2017
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Alan
By Day & Night

“Ponte della Maddalena (Italian: "Bridge of Mary Magdalene") is a bridge crossing the Serchio river near the town of Borgo a Mozzano in the Italian province of Lucca.[1][2] One of numerous medieval bridges known as Ponte del Diavolo, the "Bridge of the Devil", it was a vital river crossing on the Via Francigena, an early medieval road to Rome for those coming from France that was an important medieval pilgrimage route.

The bridge is a remarkable example of medieval engineering, probably commissioned by the Countess Matilda of Tuscany c. 1080-1100. It was renovated c. 1300 under the direction of Castruccio Castracani. The largest span is 37.8 m. The bridge is also described in a 14th-century novella by Giovanni Sercambi of Lucca”.



Source: Wikipedia
 

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom