#133 Bridge in Lachanas


A small, one-arch viaduct, is near the village Faraggi at an altitude of 511 meters. The traditional bridge was built in 1895 to be part of the road that connects Pogoniani with Hani Delvinakiou. The small viaduct that is covered by lush vegetation, connects the two Drin river beds and is part of a larger bridge project which was constructed at the time with the expense of the Ottoman state and aimed at improving land transport.

The bridge today is kept in good condition serving as part of the modern road, the movement of people.


Construction characteristics


  In the village Faraggi, in place Lahanas, is another bridge that is part of the overall project road, which connected the Pogoniani with Hani Delvinakiou.

The one-arched bridge dates back to 1895 and shows all the characteristics of the region viaducts. The small bow is surrounded by extensive, solid stonework side, from slightly edited stone, but which meets the practical role, supporting the road.

The deck of the bridge is part of the wider road network, while the guards are missing.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  One of the villages that played important role in the development of the region is Delvinaki. In the traditional village distinguish major religious institutions, such as the central church of the "Assumption". The church was built in 1620, while expansion work took place in 1812. Inside stands out the carved iconostasis, a unique example of folk art, and religious map of the area to complete a series of temples, including the Monastery of St. John (17th c.) and temples Agios Athanasios (1790), Holy Archangels (17th c.) and St. Theodore (17th cent.)

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  Directions: It's located 600 m. from the village.

Peripheral Unit: Ioannina

Community: Pogoniani

Location: Hani Faraggi

River: Drin

Coordinates: N 39° 58΄11,0΄΄ E 020° 24΄82,0΄΄

Altitude: 511 m.

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