San Michele iron bridge is of considerable historical-architectonic interest, and it is the symbol of the industrial archaeology in Lombardy. It crosses the stretch of the river Adda which runs enclosed between two high banks of conglomerate reef (the so-called "ceppo"). The symmetry of shapes, base, pillars, abutments and archs, the elegance of its open forms which give the opportunity to enjoy beautiful views over the natural landscape and which have placed the bridge among the most significant engineering works at an international level. Planned and built in 1889 in the National Workshop of Savigliano and based on a technical project of the Eng. Rothlisberger, it opened an important artery favoring the exchanges between the regions of Lombardy and Veneto.
Location: Paderno d'Adda (LC) Region: Lombardy