Viaduct, Garbatella, From Below

Bridge, Garbatella Metro, Rome

Italy isn’t all about ancient structures – while there are historical and architectural marvels aplenty in the center of the city of Rome, modern architecture happens too. At the Garbatella Metro station, this enormous viaduct that carries a four lane road over the railway tracks soars into the sky like a giant DNA strand or a dinosaur skeleton bleached white in the sun.

Viaduct, Garbatella, Rome
Viaduct, Garbatella, Rome
Viaduct, Garbatella, From Below
Viaduct, Garbatella, From Below

Everything about this bridge was designed with an artistic conceit, even the railings that surround the suspension cable anchor points – they undulate like the bridge form itself, like a ribbon or a snake winding its way between the cables.

Railings, Garbatella Viaduct, Rome
Railings, Garbatella Viaduct, Rome

Even the safety barrier between the lanes on the roadway has been thoughtfully designed from an aesthetic as well as functional perspective.

Safety Barrier, Garbatella
Safety Barrier, Garbatella

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