VORAGINE BRIDGE - Cantiano
DESCRIPTION

The Bridge exceeds a ditch which forms the border between the provinces of Pesaro and Perugia, just west of Cantiano. The original part of the structure is formed by the northern shoulder in opus quadratum, unharmed for only seven of the first rows, on top of the sets of the arch. The width of the only arch is three meters.

The remaining part of the artifact is formed by low alignments of blocks and is due to a makeover subsequent to the Roman period. The original masonry is made up of rows with different height of rectangular blocks of carnelian stone, laid without mortar. The mating faces are well-reined, while the exposed surface is not perfectly square and left nearly hewn, as if it were a kind of rough ashlar. The bridge is still in use along a country road, but unfortunately it is in bad state of conservation and threatens the collapse in some of its parts.

The structure has been described by Montecchini in the late nineteenth century. More recently, scholars forgot the bridge because it is located along a stretch of the path now abandoned, hidden by vegetation. The Ballance himself in 1951 says that it was not able to locate it and the bridge was therefore not subject to further study.

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