How To Travel The Challenging Diga della Maina

Diga della Maina is the name of a narrow high dam located in the province of Udine, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in Italy. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Diga della Maina

Tucked away on the northern part of the country, near the Austrian border, the 136 meters high dam carries the defiant and challenging Via San Valentino, a narrow mountain road with difficult tunnels climbing up to Pura Pass, a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.445m (4,740ft) above the sea level.

Located within the Carnia mountain area, the double-curved vaulted dam blocked the Lumiei stream, forming a reservoir known as Lago di Sàuris (Sauris lake).

Construction of the dam started in 1941 and in 1948 was opened to public. At the time it was the highest dam in Italy and one of the largest in the world, with its 136 meters high.
Bridge suggested by: Dirk Sembritzki
Pic: moreno z