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Becca Bridge

Across the river and into the trees: Becca bridge - A photographic project

By Dr_Gonzi | Dr_Gonzi_photo | 17 Feb 2021


At the exact point where the two great rivers meet - Ticino and Po - the Becca bridge stands, an extraordinary man-made artefact built between 1910 and 1912 on a project by the Swiss engineer Jules Röthlisberger.At the exact point where the two great rivers meet - Ticino and Po - the Becca bridge stands, an extraordinary man-made artefact built between 1910 and 1912 on a project by the Swiss engineer Jules Röthlisberger.  The bridge connects the city of Pavia to the hilly area called Oltrepo - literally

The bridge connects the city of Pavia to the hilly area called Oltrepo - literally "Beyond the river Po" - famous for the production of wine: Bonarda, Malvasia, Barbera. It seems that the need to transport grapes and wine to Pavia was the necessity that saw the birth of the bridge.

The Becca bridge also represents the ideal limit towards the south-east of the territory photographed in this project, it is at the same time an insurmountable limit, if you do not have a boat, because it is the apex in a triangle where the two rivers meet: once there on foot, you can no longer proceed and you have to go back.

Becca Bridge

The territory at that point is very interesting and changes many times during the year: with the changing of the seasons, floods and droughts occur, revealing beaches or flooding the woods up to the embankment.

These photos were taken during the summer of 2019, in a period of great drought, as can be seen from the cracks in the sand near the bridge.

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I am an amateur photographer living in Pavia, a small town near Milan. I love nature and landscape photography! To see more about my activities: https://500px.com/p/stefanomenegon?view=photos

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