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Very pictoresque bridge over river Adige, dating back to the middle ages. The structure was so sturdy that it remained undamaged for five centuries despite a heavy flood, but the bridge could not withstand the destruction by German troops on the retreat in April 1945.

"It was built (most likely in 1354-1356) by Cangrande II della Scala, to grant him a safe way of escape from the annexed eponymous castle in the event of a rebellion of the population against his tyrannic rule.The largest span, measuring 48.70 m, meant that the bridge featured at the time of its construction the world's largest bridge arch. According to a legend, Cangrande awarded the designer of the bridge, Guglielmo Bevilacqua, with a sword which had belonged to Saint Martin.
Another legend tells that the designer presented himself at the inauguration riding a horse, ready to flee away in case the bridge had crumbled down." (Wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: Elvira Parton (notrap) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 228 N: 560] (6685)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-09-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2, 1/333 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-12-08 3:28
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