Along the Fiume Basento, a few kilometers from Trivigno, is located a medieval stone bridge. You can see this as you head north on the Basentana autostrada as it is partially under the highway bridges. I have seen several of this style of bridge, of different sizes, all around Italy.
Every time I would pass this I wondered how to get to it and recently we did a little exploring and found access to this structure. According to a nearby sign there is a stone in the bridge that says the bridge was “restored” in 1402. This bridge has been around for a few years, I expect the new modern bridges looming over it will not last that long.
Unfortunately the new concrete highway bridges are built so close; fortunately the antique bridge wasn’t torn down for the new ones. Despite the overhead traffic this is a charming location and was worth doing a little exploring to locate.
|The view from the bridge