The Bridge of Augustus is a Roman bridge located near Narni Scalo and formerly used to cross the gorge created by the Black River.
At the foot of the city of Narni, Terni after Gate along the Via Flaminia, one reaches, along the road of Funaro, just before the village of Stifone, near the Black River. This, taking the throat of Monte Corvo and Santa Croce, is to break the pillars of the Roman bridge of Augustus, who originally joined the two mountains.
Quoted from classical sources, depicted by artists and travelers, a true masterpiece of Roman architecture, is to be related to major restructuring wanted by Augustus in 27 BC, along the Flaminia road. Imposing the original structure remain two pylons on the bank of arched Monte Corvo, a section on the opposite side of Mount Holy Cross and the ruins of two towers central arch collapsed in 1855.
The original length of the bridge would be about 160 m to a height of 30 m, with a wonderful view of the central arch of about 32 m while the width of the roadway was 8 m. The front, made of cement core and facings of square blocks with ashlar courses and alternate, has (two-thirds of the pillars) a projecting cornice, which is found on the inside of the arch. The pylons have a rectangular plan and is partly set on rock.
Over time, has often been subject to landslides and severe damage, such as those dating back to 1053-54. It is assumed that the bridge stands on four arches, each with different width ranging from 19 m of the first 32 m central arch, about 17 m and 16 m of the third to the fourth, if it existed. According Guattani the stones were raised from a place called Valley Manteo at Civitella, at a time of Fiano; in 1724 was also discovered as the stones remained firmly connected to each other as well with lime, had been used for iron cores leaded firmly at their ends.
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lousat (64213) 2010-05-12 4:37
Ciao Silvio,questo sole che brilla in controluce e' la chicca di questa bella composizione,gran bella gestione della luce anche se vedo ancora troppo in evidenza il confine tra il ponte e il cielo e i colori sono un po' troppo tenui...se lo vendono a buon prezzo lo metto fuori dal bar..in questi giorni sarebbe veramente utile..eehehe..buona giornata,Luciano
rikko77 (10849) 2010-05-12 4:38
molto bello e d'effetto questo controluce, effetto quasi metafisico. Concordo con Luciano sul sole...baaastaaa temporali!!
un saluto da
csabagaba (6538) 2010-05-12 4:42
You are you "Narni (a) chronicler of mysterious :-) Very nice photo. You're very well solve the backlight problem. Good composition, and a bit wrong, in this picture that the dark the bridge, the point of the silhouette. Successful Work . I like that.
Your "almost a young" friend
PS: Please do not mess :-) Yes, I'm going to make some old Bugattit :-) And you'll get annoyed :-) Alfa Romeo, my picture for me, unfortunately not. You are interested in the final prototype image of the original Bugatti?
snunney (72728) 2010-05-12 7:00
The back-light brings an air of mystery to this interesting composition. The massive arch makes a splendid frame for the dark landscape beyond. Well observed and presented.
emka (64150) 2010-05-12 8:05
beautiful photo of the old Roman bridge. it is so high! Well positioned the sun here. Interesting light.
Sergiom (45489) 2010-05-12 11:23
Excellent contrejour de ce merveilleux pont romain. La lumière est dure mais les détails restent clairs.
Mari63 (4085) 2010-05-12 11:58
Ciao Silvio, eccellente controluce che enfatizza la dimensione dell'arco conferendogli maestosità. Ciao e buona serata Mari
ciakgiak (30383) 2010-05-12 13:51
è il sole dietro l'arco l'idea vincente e la scelta perfetta per questo bellissimo scatto.
Ottima la composizione, il POV e la scelta del formato verticale.
un carissimo abbraccio
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-05-12 15:06
Ciao Silvio! Wonderful bridge, amazing arch, excellent architecture and marvelous nature. Fantastic strange lightness. Good effect. Well done!
baddori (19133) 2010-05-12 15:50
Sembra la location del "il Vigile" ..la curva della morte .
Narnia ed il cinema sono legate a filo doppio.
Bel controluce, è un paio di volte che la fai in barba e "rubi" profondità...una lotta col sole
paura (47166) 2010-05-12 16:26
Excelente composição tomando efetivo proveito da posição do sol no quadro. Linda imagem.
AKITA (15125) 2010-05-12 18:26
splendid arch bridge, so elegant and old stones are superb,
your POV and lighting are very nice to express its beautiful essence of artistic figure,
old architects are planed it at best location in this valley for use and view,
thank you for your excellent shot,
jhm (128049) 2010-05-13 4:20
You use this gate perfect with the sun above the curve.
Lovely old bridge completely in brickwork
Good captured and composed, also splendid colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Didi (51307) 2010-05-13 5:15
Le soleil coupe l'arche du pont au bon endroit.
J'ajoute cette image dans mon thème des arches.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-05-13 9:31
sei di una sottigliezza incredibile, andare a scegliere il pov adatto affinchè il sole si vede e non si vede, sotto l'arco, bella immagine e complimenti.
Cricri (92213) 2010-05-13 10:44
Un bon cadrage du pont avec le soleil bien placé au ras de l'arche ce qui donne aussi un contre jour très réussi, belle composition
Have a nice evening
clio (27955) 2010-05-13 14:00
Una controluce perfettamente controllata.
Un bello modo di farci scoprire questo ponte romano.
andre_luizs (599) 2010-05-13 14:42
Great POV of this magnificent roman engineering work. I'm always amazed on how these old structures can resist so much to the forces of time. Although we learn by your note that this one has suffered some harms during its centuries of existence.
Wonderful backlight shot.
cobra112 (15589) 2010-05-15 12:39
Affascinate gioco di luce. Ottima prospettiva.
- Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) (105553)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-12 4:34