2000 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Karl Lang

01 January, 1999

Ponte della Maddalena, nicknamed The Devil's Bridge was built at the beginning of the 12th century so that a local countess could reach the natural springs. Portraits of bridges show how they combine technological know-how with architectural impact. Bridges often represent the technological high points of their time. In medieval times, bridges often formed part of fortifications; by the 18th century they had become lighter and more elegant. In the 19th and 20th centuries new materials and techniques led to spectacular feats of engineering.

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Karl Lang

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