San Michele or Paderno Bridge

Description

If you want to enjoy at best both the bridge and the lovely natural landscape, we suggest you to ride the cycle lane all along the Bergamo side of the Adda River.

If you look at this bridge you will surely thing of the Eiffel Tower: actually, these two buildings share both the same years of construction (1887 – 1889) and the engineering technique. Moreover, they are both made of riveted beams: in this case, 2.500 tons of iron held together by 100.000 nails!

Walking under the eastern pillar of Paderno Bridge, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the 85 m high arch.

A peculiar atmosphere will surround you: on one side, you will feel the contact with nature (it’s impossible to see the village from down here and cars pass too high to bother), on the other side you will enjoy a spectacular marvel of vintage engineering.


Out of curiosity

Going down on the street, you can also admire the first excavation works inside the cleft’s wall, carried out in order to insert the bridge’s pillar.

However, the project eventually changed and the pillar was built a few hundred meters upstream, so you can still see this impressive cut in the stone. It’s so spectacular that it became a popular wall for sport climbing!

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If you want to enjoy at best both the bridge and the lovely natural landscape, we suggest you to ride the cycle lane all along the Bergamo side of the Adda River.

If you look at this bridge you will surely thing of the Eiffel Tower: actually, these two buildings share both the same years of construction (1887 – 1889) and the engineering technique. Moreover, they are both made of riveted beams: in this case, 2.500 tons of iron held together by 100.000 nails!

Walking under the eastern pillar of Paderno Bridge, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the 85 m high arch.

A peculiar atmosphere will surround you: on one side, you will feel the contact with nature (it’s impossible to see the village from down here and cars pass too high to bother), on the other side you will enjoy a spectacular marvel of vintage engineering.


Out of curiosity

Going down on the street, you can also admire the first excavation works inside the cleft’s wall, carried out in order to insert the bridge’s pillar.

However, the project eventually changed and the pillar was built a few hundred meters upstream, so you can still see this impressive cut in the stone. It’s so spectacular that it became a popular wall for sport climbing!