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Mauvoisin bridge

Historic site and monument, Engineering structure, Classified (CMN) in Mauvoisin

  • This bridge hangs 50 metres above the Dranse river and it's protected by the Federal Inventory of Historic Swiss Transport Routes (IVS 438)

  • This iconic bridge, situated on a route of regional importance, dates back to 1828. It was crossed on foot and by mule on the journey between Martigny and Aosta (Lourtier – Fenêtre de Durand – Valpelline (IT)).
    The Fenêtre de Durand alpine pass has been overshadowed, likely since antiquity, by its famous neighbour, the Great Saint-Bernard Pass. However, when the two sides of the mountain were ruled by one sovereign in the 11th and 12th centuries, the pass facilitated both commercial...
    This iconic bridge, situated on a route of regional importance, dates back to 1828. It was crossed on foot and by mule on the journey between Martigny and Aosta (Lourtier – Fenêtre de Durand – Valpelline (IT)).
    The Fenêtre de Durand alpine pass has been overshadowed, likely since antiquity, by its famous neighbour, the Great Saint-Bernard Pass. However, when the two sides of the mountain were ruled by one sovereign in the 11th and 12th centuries, the pass facilitated both commercial exchanges and smuggling.
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