The treasure of the bridge

A "legend" tells us that there is a small treasure within a hollow stone of the bridge, filled with crushed coal. It consists of a silver meter, as a symbol of the very recent advent of the metric system, adopted by just one year and in two commemorative plaques, the first of Vernazza, written in Latin and the second one of Déperret, in French, both members of the Academy of Sciences. However, the most precious part of the treasure is composed of a collection of 79 gold, silver and bronze medals to celebrate Napoleon's victories and 10 newly minted gold coins, placed in a chronological order that cataloged them in the years between 1797 and 1810.

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