I had an appointment recently in Borgo a Mozzano and had a bit of time to spare so I walked to the Ponte della Maddalena or Devil’s Bridge as it is commonly known. We can’t drive past the bridge on the usual route to Bagni di Lucca right now because of road damage in 2 places.
I walked to the top of the bridge to see the spectacle views from up there.
I could also see the huge landslide that has closed the road near the bridge completely. Work is progressing to clear it.
If you look closely at the photo below you can see a digger of some kind working on the slope. I hope it is secured in some way. There were also 2 men walking near the top of the landslide…dangerous work indeed.
It looks as though it might be a while before the road is open.
Let’s hope they find a way to safely fix that road. It is always prone to landslides. And it is a busy road being the Brennero which goes all the way up to Austria.
There is another disruption a bit further along where part of the road fell into the river. Had the road not been closed because of this the landslide could have been deadly.
Do you now drive up on the other side of the river to get to Ponte a Serraglio?
Yes, it is a bit of a drag and sometimes the road is really busy.
Dangerous work indeed. Fortunately there is an alternative route as this looks like it will take some sorting out.
The alternate route takes a bit longer, but thank goodness we have it!
Thanks very much. The Ponte di Diavolo is certainly a treasure from the past. I remember it very well.
The bridge is stunning. I admire it every time I pass it.