Pont du Coq

Rooster Bridge

Historic site and monument, Engineering structure, Bridge, listed, Town of Art & History, 15th C in La Brigue
  • Technical prowess or devil's bridge? This bent bridge is very curious…

  • The name of the Rooster Bridge, a translation of the local dialect and Italian, remains mysterious, as are the historical origins of its construction. It does not seem to predate the 15th century, when a mule route was used to pass on the Italian side. The originality of the work comes from its bent layout, probably dictated by technical imperatives related to the nature of the soils. It rests on a steep left bank and on the right bank much less steep.
    Bridge visible from the road,...
    The name of the Rooster Bridge, a translation of the local dialect and Italian, remains mysterious, as are the historical origins of its construction. It does not seem to predate the 15th century, when a mule route was used to pass on the Italian side. The originality of the work comes from its bent layout, probably dictated by technical imperatives related to the nature of the soils. It rests on a steep left bank and on the right bank much less steep.
    Bridge visible from the road, possibility to cross it.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • Town outskirts
    • Village 2 km away
    • Overview on river
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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  • All year
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