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This is a list of all 9 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Italy. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1832 Ferdinandeo
Minturno vicinity, Italy (Garigliano River)
Bridgemeister ID:2014
Principals:Luigi Giura
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:80.4m
Notes
  • Destroyed, 1943. Reconstructed, 1998.
1833 Leopoldus II
Poggio a Cajano, Florence vicinity, Tuscany, Italy (Ombrone River)
Bridgemeister ID:1030
Structurae ID:0007969
References:RLE
Principals:Alessandro Manetti
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain, since September, 1944
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:34.89m
Notes
  • Destroyed September, 1944. Towers extant, 2003.
  • RLE: "probably very first wire suspension bridge in Italy."
1860 Ponte della Catena (Bridge of Chains)
Fornoli, Bagni di Lucca and Chifenti, Italy (Lima River)
Bridgemeister ID:411
References:BC2, BC3
Principals:Lorenzo Nottolini, Bettino Ricasoli
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Damaged during WWII, rebuilt 1953.
1889 (suspension bridge)
Rome, Italy (Tiber River)
Bridgemeister ID:828
References:AAJ, ONF, PTS2
Principals:Köpcke
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Braced chain.
Photo, collection of David Denenberg
1960 (footbridge)
Palazzolo dello Stella, Italy
Bridgemeister ID:2390
Coordinates:N 45.80366 E 13.07428
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
2003 (footbridge)
Cascine di tavola, Tuscany, Italy (Filimortula River)
Bridgemeister ID:1039
Structurae ID:0010564
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Notes
  • Unconventional design. The main cable ends are anchored to the tops of posts that are inclined away from the bridge (follow the structurae link for pictures).
(footbridge)
Bagni di Lucca, Italy (Torrente Luna)
Bridgemeister ID:1473
Coordinates:N 44.0092 E 10.5908
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Cannobio, Italy (Cannobino River)
Bridgemeister ID:1800
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:63m
Side span:19m
Deck width:1.3m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Gratsch, Italy
Bridgemeister ID:1846
Coordinates:N 46.691467 E 11.1417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:1

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