Italia Viaduct

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Italia Viaduct
Viadotto Italia
Viadotto Italia, autostrada A3.jpg
Coordinates 39°56′20″N 15°57′33″E / 39.9389°N 15.9593°E / 39.9389; 15.9593Coordinates: 39°56′20″N 15°57′33″E / 39.9389°N 15.9593°E / 39.9389; 15.9593
Carries Autostrada A3 Italia.svg Autostrada A3 (Italy)
Crosses Lao River
Locale Laino Borgo, Calabria, Italy
Characteristics
Design Beam bridge
Material Steel
Total length 1,161 metres (3,809 ft)
Height 259 metres (850 ft)
Longest span 175 metres (574 ft)
History
Architect Fabrizio de Miranda
Opened 1974

Italia Viaduct is a 259-metre-high (850 ft) viaduct near Laino Borgo, Calabria, Italy. It is the highest bridge in Italy, and was the second highest bridge in the world when it opened in 1974. As of 2012, it is among the twenty highest bridges in the world. The bridge is located on Autostrada A3 Napoli-Reggio Calabria Motorway between Laino Borgo and Mormanno and crosses the Lao River Gorge.

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