VIADUCT AT THE ABBEY OF S. VINCENZO AT FURLO GORGE - Acqualagna
DESCRIPTION

The viaduct is located along the Flaminia

The building is about 50 m long and covers the corresponding road embankment. In the large structure there are two small bridges, located about 30 m away from each other. During the meaningful restoration by the Archaeological Superintendence of the Marche Region, the remains of one of the nozzles upstream were also found. The discovery attests a single design of the two bridges, which are well connected with the long retaining wall, of which they were a key element for the flow of water of two ditches upstream.

The eastern bridge is 2.95 meters wide and has a ferrule made up of thirteen blocks of local carnelian stone. The western bridge is smaller (2.10 m wide). The facing of the entire substructure is built with smaller blocks, laid without mortar, in rows that vary in height, creating an apparently not finished facade, like just embossed. The massive work is strengthened by six square base buttresses, just tapered upwards. During the restorations it has been noted that both on the extrados of the bridges, both in the internal part of the wall is present a layer of lime mortar hardened with stone chippings.

The monumental structure appears on the outside like a huge retaining wall built in opus quadratum without mortar, while, in reality, only the facing and the vault of the bridges are built with this technique. The brickwork not exposed, built with poorer materials, is smaller and is cemented with lime.

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