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Photographer's Note

This is a very special bridge - Ponte Oscuro. It is situated in a deep gorge of the upper Valle Onsernone (Onsernone valley) in the Swiss canton Ticino. It's a real masterpiece of architecture because of the really more than unfavourable landscape conditions here. Its Italian name fittingly could be translated with "gloomy bridge".

Here "Val di Vergeletto" branches off from Onsernone valley and the only way to manage this in terms of traffic was to place a bridge with three arms in the middle of the valley - one arm of the upward coming street, one arm leading along a breathtaking rock face on the other side of Ribo river up to the end of Valle Onsernone and one arm leading into Val di Vergeletto. In the bird's eye view it looks like the star of Mercedes ;-)

You can see this by using the map view function left hand. Please click at satellite and several times at +.

In the workshop you can see this exceptional bridge from other angles.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2008-06-30
  • Categories: 交通
  • Exposure:f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
  • Details:Tripod:Yes
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  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-08 22:57
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