#134 Bridge in Dichalas


In place Dihala, in the village of Pogonianilies the bridge Dihala. The 1895 building is part of the road that connects Pogoniani with Hani Delvinakiou, uniting the two sides of the river Drin. Obscured by dense vegetation, the old viaduct was built by traditional folk craftsmen with money that the Ottoman state spent.

The bridge today is badly damaged, while it has been judged listed.

Construction characteristics


  The bridge is in the place Dihala and it's a part of the road that connects the Hani Delvinakiou Pogoniani. The bridge, which dates from 1895, retains the characteristics of the bridge area.

Architecturally stand out carefully positioned apsidolithoi, while the remaining brickwork consists of minimally-treated stones but they provide the necessary support in construction.

The deck is covered with later pavement to meet the needs of land transport.

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 in a distance of 800 m. from the village.

Peripheral Unit: Ioannina

Community: Pogoniani

River: Drin

Coordinates: N 39° 57΄03,0΄΄ E 020° 24΄60,0΄΄

Altitude: 490 m.

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