|Grignano towerhouse, home of Raymond Flower|
|The remaining arch of the mediaeval bridge near Grignano in Tuscany|
Not so many years ago, this structure was studied by Andrea Garuglieri, who proposed a reconstruction of the original appearance of the bridge (Garuglieri's drawing below is from the book Dal Chianti romano al Chianti altomedievale, by Renato Stopani). According to this reconstruction, the bridge had three arches, like the mediaeval bridge still in existence at Sambuca Val di Pesa and was therefore truly impressive for the period. The remaining single arch confirms a high level of engineering.
|Andrea Garuglieri's drawing for his proposal of how the bridge appeared originally|
Raymond Flower Chianti: the land, the people and the wine (Croom Helm 1978)
Renato Stopani Dal Chianti romano al Chianti altomedievale
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