Alabarda (Halberd) is a concept for a new bridge carriageable, cycle and pedestrian, studied with Studio Imperadori for the structure, in Cividate Camuno. The small city of Vallecamonica (ancient Civitas Camunorum, roman capital of the Valley) is connected to the road of Tonale and of Mendola through a bridge that no more answers to previsions of possible floods of Oglio River. The actual bridge is closed to the church Pieve di S. Stefano and near it is still possible to see the impost of the arch of an ancient roman bridge that allowed to climb the valley along via Valeriana.

The new designed bridge should be realized and launched very quickly to avoid a long lack of connection between the two river sides.

Recently, in archeological excavations in Cividate,  a beautiful marmoreal statue representing an emperor has been found and its copy has been placed on left bank, towards the city centre.

The new project, reminding the shape of a halberd “camuna”, engraved on rocks, is a caisson steel structure in corten, with the carriageway and the cycle track. In the middle of the bridge there is a panoramic place, with glazed parapet, giving a breathtaking view towards the “pieve”, Oglio River and roman ruins of the bridge. On Cividate side bank, the plan opens in a sort of triangular square (the halberd head) housing benches, where it stands the copy of the roman emperor’s statue to sign the important historical past of the city.




ACTIVITY: Outline proposals

CUSTOMER: Municipality of Cividate Camuno (BS)

STRUCTURE DESIGN: Studio di Ingegneria G.P. Imperadori – Darfo B.T. (BS)