Ponte del Gran Caso

The Ponte del Gran Caso is a Roman bridge across the Torrente Gran Caso, 2 km south of Ascoli Piceno in central Italy.[1]

Ponte del Gran Caso
Coordinates42°49′56″N 13°35′14″E / 42.83231°N 13.58731°E / 42.83231; 13.58731
CrossesGran Caso
LocaleNear Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
MaterialTravertine
Width3.3 m
Longest span6 m
No. of spans1 (plus 2 floodways)
Location

Today, the structure is surrounded by thick vegetation, and serves only to carry a wood shed.[1] The bridge has a span of 6 m, a width of 3.3 m and is built of travertine.[1] The walls of one ramp feature two flood arches, one of which has a segmental shape and runs from the ground to the quarter point of the main arch rib.[1] A similar segmental relieving arch can be found at another Roman bridge in central Italy, the Ponte di Pioraco.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d O’Connor 1993, p. 87
  2. ^ O’Connor 1993, p. 171

SourcesEdit

  • O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 87, 171, ISBN 0-521-39326-4

Coordinates: 42°49′56″N 13°35′14″E / 42.83222°N 13.58722°E / 42.83222; 13.58722