This thesis presents the progress of our project initiated in May 2014, under the mentorship of Dr. Franc Policardi, Mr. Mario Muto as the main provider of all the material we have used for the project and Mr. Peter Gruntar, who helped us with the bridge reconstruction in AutoCAD 2012.
The main focus of our project was to find a way to blur the division between Slovenia and Italy, specifically between the descendants of the people once united under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, using multimedia and other standard methods. Considering that the two major cities in the area – Gorizia and Nova Gorica – are both home for actual Slovenian as well as actual Italian citizens, we decided to revive the memory of The Bridge that connected the areas of the two cities before the WW1.
After a thorough international-history research we have reconstructed the bridge using AutoCAD software, following the original plans dating back 100 years. For this purpose we used all the still existing photographic material and written sources from the 18 th century onwards. Since our goal was not only to produce a written work, but to create a physical product, we placed a 2D model on the exact spot where the original Bridge stayed over the Soča river, on the day of the Soča Rowing Regatta – Sep 7 th 2014. A website in both Slovenian and Italian was made, as well as a short video presentation.
We have also written a book with the title Rad bi spet bil (I Wish to Be Again), with the collaboration of Mr. Mario Muto and Dr. Franc Policardi, wishing to step toward reuniting the people once again.