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My last photo "Naviglio Paderno" posted in TE was taken from the iron bridge "San Michele" of Paderno d'Adda that is considered the symbol of the industrial archaeology in Italy and one of the most interesting creations of the 19th century Italian engineering. Built between 1887 and 1889 in the National Workshop of Savigliano and based on a technical project of the Swiss Eng. Rothlisberger, the bridge is 266 meters long and it is run through by the railway line and the provincial road towards Bergamo. The entangled series of plates and bars which left our ancestors astonished is one of the most interesting evidences of the period in which steel, iron, and cast iron were the symbols of human progress.

100.000 nails used;
no soldering;

for the foundation 5000 m3 stone of Moltrasio and 1200 m3 granite of Baveno;

for service bridge 1800 m3 fir of Baviera;

2500 ton of iron for arch, truss and piers.

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