An ancient, mossy bridge is the perfect complement to any rural or river scene. These old and mysterious arched bridges are mankind's way of traversing landscapes that are otherwise decidedly wild.

Interestingly enough, an arch is only kept in position by its own weight – the stones supporting an arch couldn't possibly stay in their position without the stones above them weighing them down. So, while they were very effective and sturdy, their building process was complicated. This usually involved building an entire wooden framework underneath the bridge on which the arch could be rested until the rest of the bridge was built around it.

If you have any more pictures of beautiful old bridges like these, please add them to our list!

#1

Rakotz Brücke, Germany

Rakotz Brücke, Germany

Kilian Schönberger Report

MalcolmVeitch
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7 years ago

Hauntingly beautiful, like from Lord of the Rings

FergusBlair
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7 years ago

Exactly my thoughts

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DestinyRobinson
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7 years ago

So beautiful. Very epic. It's fun thinking about how you don't know who has crossed that bridge before. Very stunning. I love it.

Grays111
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4 years ago

Mark u cuck

Cloud Fat Cat
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4 years ago

好想進去

Cloud Fat Cat
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4 years ago

ㄏㄏ 我想進去住 不想出來了 ㄏㄏ

AudreyFischer
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6 years ago

Perfection. The "total picture" was no accident. Kudos to this artistic architect.

NoreenHenry
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6 years ago

incredible.

LouisDallara
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6 years ago

Beautiful bridge, i love the reflrction

Diana Patel
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6 years ago

Sublime .

dara puspita
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6 years ago

Very beautiful ! It looks like in the fairytale story. I love the reflection of the bridge in the water :)

darapuspita
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6 years ago

Very beautiful ! It looks like in the fairytale story. I like the bridge reflection :)

Daniela Collu
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6 years ago

Ma come fanno ad essere reali queste cose *-*

旻潔 辛
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6 years ago

Sehr gut

羽寒一
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7 years ago

Heartrendingly gorgeous

Laurent Bariod
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7 years ago

superbe

Anita Cruywagen
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7 years ago

This one is definitely my favourite. Looks like a dream world...

Judi Fiest
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7 years ago

My absolute favorite of the bridge photos, and now it's the background for my PC monitor so that I'm able to enjoy it often.

willing mastery
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7 years ago

I have never seen the beautiful, wonderful bridge like this before. Best point of view.

力仁范
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7 years ago

I like the frame of this photo

Chen DaphneChen
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7 years ago

I love TAIWAN!

Carly Chapman
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7 years ago

@MalcolmVeitch It reminds me more of Bridge to Terabithia, but I understand what you mean.

AkihikoNagumo
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7 years ago

Beautiful

贊福陳
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7 years ago

beautiful

Hém Orragie
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7 years ago

WOW!

Vijay Mehra
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7 years ago

Absolutely Wonderful. A real great work of Architecture from the Good Old Days, Alas, Now virtually forgotten.

RyannHahn
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7 years ago

You're right, it is like lord of the rings

Bruce Langdale-Hunt
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7 years ago

Peace and Tranquillity~The Real Life.

BruceLangdale-Hunt
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7 years ago

Peace and Tranquillity~The Real Life.

SharonHerrick
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7 years ago

Glad to see our beloved Multnomah Falls, Oregon, made the cut! These are all just incredibly beautiful.

curlspeedy
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7 years ago

The unique bridge is located in Kromlau... http://www.via-gustica.de/erholung-und-erlebnis/schloesser-gaerten/rhododendronpark-kromlau/

Nattie
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7 years ago

Can't pick a favourite. All so beautiful

jazzy
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7 years ago

Magical

BibhulChowdhury
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7 years ago

Eye of nature.

Andrea Catapang
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7 years ago

when i cross that im hoping ill be in hobbitown..

Carole Good Shield
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7 years ago

Amazing and exquisite...

PaulaTrudel
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7 years ago

Astonishingly beautiful.Its just so stunning

542af7a3103a2
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7 years ago

Can't believe how beautiful it is

Annie722
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7 years ago

awesome... :)

rome civi
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7 years ago

pure lotr

romecivi
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7 years ago

lol

BorisMitendorfer
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7 years ago

Wery beautiful photo of our Slovenian bridge! Perfect combinations with shadow, that forms a circle, and amazing lightning!

Cara Iguid
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7 years ago

nakakaiyak sa sobrang ganda!

CaraIguid
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7 years ago

i love it!!!!

Editha Pertubal
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7 years ago

Amazing!

HeatherShortland
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7 years ago

Enchanted, beautiful

SueCornall
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7 years ago

Really Beautiful/.x

David Hinkle
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7 years ago

A soul slaved with bare hands, smashing bones, bleeding out to create this we gaze upon. Let us honor the creators, not just the creation.

DavidHinkle
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7 years ago

A soul slaved with bare hands, smashing bones, bleeding out to create this we gaze upon. Let us honor the creators, not just the creation.

David Pickett
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7 years ago

Is this even real? Where?

DavidPickett
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7 years ago

Like, is this even real? Where?

Joani Jiannine
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7 years ago

That is what I thought to Lord of the Rings!!

Parris Larrain
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7 years ago

I want to be there!!

Don Parsons
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7 years ago

Beatuiful, almost unworldly

VolkerSchäfer
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7 years ago

Wow very beautiful!

Maluco Bongo
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7 years ago

I know this bridge, was there more often, with girls, the lake is full of goldfish and koi carp

MalucoBongo
Community Member
7 years ago

I know this bridge, was there more often, with Girls. The lake is full of goldfish and koi carp.

KevPilotton
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7 years ago

That bridge exists in the county, where I'm living? O.O Have to see it in real now!

Bob Dee
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7 years ago

Engineer and artist

kt785
Community Member
7 years ago

it is beautiful, but to assess objectively, block the reflection and look at the actual bridge itself.

Larry Nelson
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7 years ago

Pure magic, would love to see as many of these in a hard back book! Kick Starter perhaps?

Ryan Dockery
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7 years ago

The power, simplicity, and beauty of human architecture is just awe-inspiring!!

NinaAbshar
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7 years ago

Where is this?

EmilyKhong
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7 years ago

Lothlorien :D

BernadetteDungey
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7 years ago

Looks magical, love it.

meowmom
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7 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

Junayed Aziz
Community Member
7 years ago

"it is mine to give to whom i will, like my heart" missing arwen undomiel there.....

AqueousNahrin
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7 years ago

oh my good god!!!! creativity at its peak!! hats off mother nature!

JohnathinPeck
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7 years ago

8-D

AbibdelosSantos
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7 years ago

Rivendell I guess? :3

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#2

Devil's Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

Devil's Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

Evgeni Dinev Report

StoyanStoykov
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7 years ago

Its name is Devil's bridge build by bulgarians in the beginning of 16 century in the hard of Rhodope Mountains. the river is ancient Arda.

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#3

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Usa

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Usa

Putt Sakdhnagool Report

JammieEaster
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7 years ago

This bridge was damaged by a boulder, glad I was able to see it prior to the damage!

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#4

Huangshan, Anhui, China

Huangshan, Anhui, China

KM CHeng Report

DestinyRobinson
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7 years ago

What thee fuck? This is ABSOLUTELY wonderous. I can't believe how glorious this bridge is. Who has walked or ran across it? Very interesting

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#5

Pindos Mountains, Greece

Pindos Mountains, Greece

Christina Fryle Report

LydieRaszková
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7 years ago

wow...I like bridges.This one is really mystical

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#6

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Daniel Korzhonov Report

SherineMenes
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7 years ago

Hogwarts express

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#7

Mullerthal, Luxembourg

Mullerthal, Luxembourg

Kilian Schonberger Report

NatashaP
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7 years ago

<3

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#8

Ronda, Malaga, Spain

Ronda, Malaga, Spain

Zu Sanchez Report

RismaSitanggang
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7 years ago

Stunning

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#9

Gorge De L'areuse, Switzerland

Gorge De L'areuse, Switzerland

Vincent Bourrut Report

AlidaAnaisPrietoVillarroel
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7 years ago

Rivendale

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#10

Gaztelugatxe, Spain

Gaztelugatxe, Spain

Pedro Jarque Krebs Report

JeannieHall
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7 years ago

Whew, what a commute!!!!!

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#11

Carrbridge, Scotland

Carrbridge, Scotland

John Taggart Report

CyndieBeard
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7 years ago

All so beautiful, but I felt like I was in Narnia in this one!

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#12

Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Mikel HS Report

PatrykSandach
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7 years ago

That's a town called Mostar. It is famous for young people jumping of this brigde for money.

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#13

Root Bridge In India

Root Bridge In India

Andy Holt Report

LilaGirl
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7 years ago

Looks a bit mythologic :p

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#14

Ponte Gobbo, Italy

Ponte Gobbo, Italy

Michael Nebuloni Report

PattiAbel
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7 years ago

I hope Kyle and Amber Shields were here!

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#15

Hermitage Bridge, Scotland

Hermitage Bridge, Scotland

Daniel Korzhonov Report

DestinyRobinson
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7 years ago

Thos little people in the Labrynth built it

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#16

Bridge Across The Merced River, Yosemite, Usa

Bridge Across The Merced River, Yosemite, Usa

Larry Marshall Report

JuanitaEstevez
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7 years ago

Cant wait to go

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#17

Tollymore, Uk

Tollymore, Uk

Stephen Emerson Report

JamesWisecarver
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7 years ago

This is a place that would be a once in a lifetime dream visit for me. No words.

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#18

Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

Nor Wati Report

AdamHolmes
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7 years ago

No 8 reminds me of Harry Potter and 17 of Rivendell from Lord of the Rings

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#19

Misarela Bridge, Gerês, Portugal

Misarela Bridge, Gerês, Portugal

kostadealhabaite.blogspot.pt Report

AlexisRowland
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7 years ago

where does the door go to?????????????

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#20

Basteibrücke, Saxon Switzerland, Germany

Basteibrücke, Saxon Switzerland, Germany

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Terri Owens
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7 years ago

Would love to go there...Ü

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#21

Ponte Della Maddalena, Borgo A Mozzano, Italy

Ponte Della Maddalena, Borgo A Mozzano, Italy

misztikusvilag.blog.hu Report

bazeirini
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7 years ago

ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ

#22

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

Levi Novick Report

Vedrana Vidicevic
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8 months ago

This is special place. They found painting of Lady with child on rock and build church around it.

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#23

Bastei Bridge, Germany

Bastei Bridge, Germany

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AndreyDimitrov
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7 years ago

Isn't this the same as #26 :?

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#24

Berlengas, Peniche, Portugal

Berlengas, Peniche, Portugal

neogaf.com Report

#25

Kemer Bridge, Rize, Turkey

Kemer Bridge, Rize, Turkey

haberkaradeniz.net Report

#26

Bastei Bridge Near Dresden, Germany

Bastei Bridge Near Dresden, Germany

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GrazielaLeon
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7 years ago

3rd picture of this bridge in the same post!

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#27

Palaiokaria's Bridge, Greece

Palaiokaria's Bridge, Greece

www.panoramio.com Report

DonParsons
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7 years ago

Beautiful design that highlights the waterfall just behind it

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#28

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Cain Pascoe Report

tamsinhoney
Community Member
6 years ago

Another photo of this made it to #6.

#29

Sligachan, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

Sligachan, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

Robert White Report

Rénica Peinturerouge
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7 years ago

great colors ...

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#30

The Shahara Bridge Is The Gateway To Shahara Village, Tucked Away In Yemen's Jabal Shahara Moun

The Shahara Bridge Is The Gateway To Shahara Village, Tucked Away In Yemen's Jabal Shahara Moun

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#31

Pont De Zaglia, Gorges De Spelunca (corsica)

Pont De Zaglia, Gorges De Spelunca (corsica)

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Graziela Leon
Community Member
7 years ago

LOL in portuguese, "espelunca" means stablishment of awful service

#32

Kintai Bridge Iwakuni Japan

Kintai Bridge Iwakuni Japan

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#33

Eilean Donan Castle Bridge, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle Bridge, Scotland

Andrey Smuglin Report

#34

Solkan Bridge Slovenija

Solkan Bridge Slovenija

www.slo-foto.net Report

#35

Leshan, Sichuan Province, China

Leshan, Sichuan Province, China

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#36

Japanese Bridge In Hoi An, Vietnam

Japanese Bridge In Hoi An, Vietnam

www.getintravel.com Report

TranSon
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7 years ago

Japanese businessman raised money to built around the 17th century , so people sometimes call Japanese , but it's Vietnamese architecture

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#37

Watford, United Kingdom

Watford, United Kingdom

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#38

Tamari Bridge - Georgia

Tamari Bridge - Georgia

saunje.ge Report

#39

Siosepol,isfahan,iran

Siosepol,isfahan,iran

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#40

Bridge To Nowhere, Whanganui, New Zealand

Bridge To Nowhere, Whanganui, New Zealand

www.panoramio.com Report

#42

The Bridge Of Lies, Sibiu, Romania. Oldest Cast-iron Bridge, Installed In Place Of A Wooden One

The Bridge Of Lies, Sibiu, Romania. Oldest Cast-iron Bridge, Installed In Place Of A Wooden One

RaduBercan Report

#43

The Amazing Bridges Bulgaria

The Amazing Bridges Bulgaria

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TiffanyKedro
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7 years ago

Amazing

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#44

Trikala Greece

Trikala Greece

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bazeirini
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7 years ago

ΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΦΗΜΟ ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΟΥ ΑΓ. ΒΗΣΣΑΡΙΩΝΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΥΛΗ ΤΡΙΚΑΛΩΝ

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#45

Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

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MicheleWerkeiser
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7 years ago

Gorgeous!!!! I would love to have a picnic on the bank!

#46

Bridge Of Portitsa, Grevena, Greece

Bridge Of Portitsa, Grevena, Greece

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#47

Varda Bridge, Adana, Turkey

Varda Bridge, Adana, Turkey

www.gelarabul.com Report

#48

Bath, England

Bath, England

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Michael Chung
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7 years ago

Javert? http://youtu.be/hRzvdQh8D2Q?t=1m14s

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#49

Şenyuva Bridge, Çamlıhemşin, Rize, Turkey

Şenyuva Bridge, Çamlıhemşin, Rize, Turkey

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#50

Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps

Wikipedia Report

Community Member
7 years ago

Bronze age bridge - 1000BC

#51

Bridge Over Voidomatis River, Vikos Gorge, Greece

Bridge Over Voidomatis River, Vikos Gorge, Greece

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#52

Köprülü Kanyon, Antalya-turkey

Köprülü Kanyon, Antalya-turkey

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#53

Bridge On River Drina, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Bridge On River Drina, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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#54

Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

rontour.wordpress.com Report

#55

Old Bridge Over Fluvià's River, Besalú, Spain

Old Bridge Over Fluvià's River, Besalú, Spain

www.flickr.com Report

bazeirini
Community Member
7 years ago

ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ

#56

Kosinj Bridge, Lika-senj Region, Croatia

Kosinj Bridge, Lika-senj Region, Croatia

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#57

Ponte Sant'angelo, Rome Italy

Ponte Sant'angelo, Rome Italy

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Rhonda Whisenhunt
Community Member
7 years ago

Wish I were there to enjoy the beauty.

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#58

Ponte Del Diavolo Sul Serchio, Garfagnana, Italia

Ponte Del Diavolo Sul Serchio, Garfagnana, Italia

www.parrocchiamarinadicerveteri.it Report

bazeirini
Community Member
7 years ago

ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ

#59

Öresund Bridge, Between Copenhagen And Malmö, Sweden And Denmark

Öresund Bridge, Between Copenhagen And Malmö, Sweden And Denmark

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#60

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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#61

Kokori's Stone Bridge, Zagoria, Greece

Kokori's Stone Bridge, Zagoria, Greece

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bazeirini
Community Member
7 years ago

ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΟΥ ΝΟΥΤΣΟΥ Ή ΚΟΚΚΟΡΗ ΖΑΓΟΡΟΧΩΡΙΑ ΗΠΕΙΡΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΣ

#62

Rimski Most, Ilidža, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Rimski Most, Ilidža, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

pticica.com Report

#63

Bassano Del Grappa - Italy Wood Bridge Since 1209 Dc

Bassano Del Grappa - Italy Wood Bridge Since 1209 Dc