This is the bridge that connected Bucine, the town where our villa was located, and the neighboring town of Pogi. According to a book I read, Pogi was built on the banks of the river Ambra and this Romanesque donkey-back bridge, with its five distinct arches, crosses it.
The bridge is made of stone and brick and is immediately recognizable because it has two colors. Some experts have said that the bridge represents continuity of an ancient path and that it's built on the foundations of a Roman footbridge.
The locally produced guidebook I purchased said that in 1138, the monks of Agnano owned a mill here. And the interesting etymology of the town name, comes not from the nearby castle on the "poggio" (hilltop) but derives from the Latin "paucis" which developed into "Poci" and "Poce" and eventually became Pogi.
Another little interesting tidbit about the bridge...
It was extremely narrow; less than five feet, ten inches wide. Our van barely fit between its walls in order to cross it. This caused a high level of anxiety among the occupants of the van and during one crossing, the driver of the van (not Ed) managed to scrape the side of the van on the stone of the bridge.
Ultimately, we found another way out of the village.
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1 YEAR AGO: It’s Here! It’s Here!
2 YEARS AGO: U.S. Route 287
3 YEARS AGO: Room 328
4 YEARS AGO: This Could Be The Day You Have A Date With Destiny
5 YEARS AGO: Go See It