Inauguration of the Castrola bridge!

© photo by Andrea Fiocchi © Fabrizio Degli Esposti © Unione dei Comuni dell’Appennino Bolognese

17 May at 11.00 a.m. the Castrola Bridge was finally inaugurated! An intervention made possible thanks to the Neuter association of Alto Reno Terme, the GAL Appennino Bolognese and the Consorzio della Bonifica Renana.

The Castrola Bridge has finally been renovated! The bridge that still connects the two banks of the Limentra stream today was built in the 19th century, but is first documented in 1189. The medieval work was most probably built in wood, with only the main piers made of stone.

Like many of the bridges of the Middle Ages, this one was also linked to a religious body: the important Abbey of Santa Maria di Montepiano. The current stone bridge was built in the mid-19th century with the help of the two municipalities of Camugnano, Casio and Casola, designed by Lorenzo Lorenzini in 1843 and completed in 1851.

In the winter of 2000-2001, Nuèter – Gruppo di studi alta valle del Reno raised the issue of the preservation of the Castrola bridge with the authorities. Thanks to an agreement with the Consortium of the Renana Land Reclamation, today at last the marvellous round arch bridge is back to life!

Watch the video of the event, produced by Ercole TV: