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Post 10. Village Bridge

From this bridge, the view on the summits clearly highlights the particular situation of Zinal, located at the foot of numerous mountain corridors.

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Several barriers were built on the hillside above the village to curb landslides and avalanches that descended through the corridors beneath the Diablons. “A view of the hills shows the particular situation of the Zinal valley, located below mountain corridors obliged to fight against landslides and avalanches. In our previous lives, there were stones that fell causing destruction, stones we had to move away to free the meadows. It was the first thing my mother told me to do in the spring.” (Bernard Crettaz)

The wooden cross, which is on the left after the bridge, was erected by the “Société de Zinal“.


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After the cross, at the edge of the road there is a barn-stable (grange-écurie) and, at the rear, the Trappe and Madeleine houses.