Opened in 1923, the suspended bridge of San Marcello Pistoiese is a pedestrian walkway long over 200 m that connects the two sides of the Lima River, the waterway that runs through the territory of the town.
Suspended 36 m high above the stream, crossing the bridge is an adrenaline experience that not everyone can deal with. In fact, as you proceed towards the center of the bridge the natural oscillation of the same is felt more sensitively.
Today the bridge is the main attraction of San Marcello, but initially its construction did not have any tourist purposes.
Its creation is due to the Italian Metallurgical Company taht at the time had its factories in the locality of Mammiano. The company built the bridge for their workers who from the village of Popiglio, without the ability to cross the river, had to walk approximately 6 km to reach their workplace. Initially were used wooden planks and wire mesh, but now the bridge has been restored with lighter and safer materials.
A side of the bridge was placed a plaque that shows tourists about its history.
Access to the bridge is free and around it there are also some bars and restaurants. It is easily accessible by car or on foot. The pedestrian path is just a few kilometers long, it starts from Mammiamo Alto and ends into the valley of the river Lima crossing the town, woods and fields.