3rd Station

THE REARRENGEMENT OF THE VASO R (THE R DUCT) (THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY)

The suspended structures of the Vaso R (the R Duct), originally made up of wood, are gradually replaced by heavy constructions in reinforced concrete, that need an easier maintenance.
The aspect of the duct changes radically but without prejudicing its functionality: the progress works on the constructional materials rather than on the system functionality and the techniques of production.
The cementation certifies the use of the duct as a motive-power during the whole first half of the twentieth century.
For consolidating the popular genius loci the parapet of the new bridge stretched on the Vaso R (the R Duct), recalls the musical score of a well-known song and popular poetry: “Bienno”.
Furthermore, small automatons that are in motion, repropose scenes of everyday life.