Pontaccio
The "Pontaccio" (old and broken-down bridge) of Gallicano spans the stream Turrite Cava at the place named after the bridge itself. It is a footbridge with a single round arch and, as its name implies, has long been in a poor state of preservation. The arch span is 11m, and the keystone is placed 5 m above the stream level. The bridge was built by local masons with stones drawn out of the river bed in the 14th century.

Place

Pontaccio - Gallicano

Conservation status

With the 2004 restoration, carried out by the Apuan Alps Regional Park in collaboration with the municipality of Gallicano, the load-bearing structure was consolidated, the parapets were rebuilt and the stone surfaces were restored.

Bibliography

  • Archivio Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno (schedatori: Gherardi A. Lenzi M., 1998)

Information

Dating: 14th century
District/Location: Gallicano
District: Garfagnana