Bridges

#130 Bridge in Nionero

 

Near the road that connects Ioannina to Pogoniani under the newest bridge, at an altitude of 669 meters, is located the bridge Nionero. The bridge was built to bridge the today dry stream which flowed the river Drin. The one-arch bridge was built in 1895 at the expense of the Ottoman state. Today it succeeds, despite the damage suffered, to stand still proud to its original position.
 

Construction characteristics

 

  The traditional bridge dates back to 1895.

It's a one-arch viaduct and its arch ends in a square opening.

In this simple architectural project stands out the elaborate construction of apsidolithon, in contrast, the rest of the structure which isn't possessed by the same editor.

The deck of the bridge does not follow the slope of the arch and newer guards are added which are made of cement.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  An interesting settlement is that of Pogoniani. Here, except for buildings which stand out for their architecture, are a series of buildings with great cultural value. In the traditional village there is the folklore museum of the area, which was founded in the 1960s. It was originally housed in the mansion of Leonidas Nouli, while in 1996 took place the inauguration of the new museum. The museum comes alive Rich tradition of the region, and derives useful information about the way of life of the inhabitants. The exhibits are courtesy of local residents and include for example: local costumes, embroidery, cooking utensils, objects of agricultural and pastoral life, wood carvings, and various tools. Among the exhibits, singles bronze, bilingual inscription of 1884, owned by Monopoly Service, which received the tobacco tax. Since August 2013 in Pogoniani is housed a Courier and Telecommunication museum, which houses historical exhibits around transport and telecommunications.

The area also houses institutions which stood out for social and intellectual activity. Important work was done by the child care center. The Foundation has worked for more than 85 years and hosted war orphans and unprotected refugees from Asia Minor.

Currently it hosts children from Northern Epirus, who are attending schools in Pogoniani.

In the area is located the Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Albanians of Greek Descent, which was founded by Mr. John Latsis. The Foundation contributed to the educational and technical training for young people in Northern Epirus, organizing schools and workshops geared to the practical training of students.

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  Directions: We can find it driving from Ioannina to Pogoniani, after we pass the new bridge in Kalderimi, in our left hand.

Peripheral Unit: Ioannina

Community: Pogoniani

Location: Nionero

River: Drin

Coordinates: N 39° 59,78,9΄ E 020° 25,32,3΄

Altitude: 669 m.

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