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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.

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    Devil's Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

    Devil's Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Usa

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Huangshan, Anhui, China

    Huangshan, Anhui, China

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    What thee f**k? 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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    Pindos Mountains, Greece

    Pindos Mountains, Greece

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    Carrbridge, Scotland

    Carrbridge, Scotland

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    Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina

    Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Ponte Gobbo, Italy

    Ponte Gobbo, Italy

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    Tollymore, Uk

    Tollymore, Uk

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    Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

    Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Basteibrücke, Saxon Switzerland, Germany

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    Ponte Della Maddalena, Borgo A Mozzano, Italy

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    Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

    Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Berlengas, Peniche, Portugal

    Berlengas, Peniche, Portugal

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    Kemer Bridge, Rize, Turkey

    Kemer Bridge, Rize, Turkey

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    Bastei Bridge Near Dresden, Germany

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    Palaiokaria's Bridge, Greece

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    Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

    Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

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    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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    Pont De Zaglia, Gorges De Spelunca (corsica)

    Pont De Zaglia, Gorges De Spelunca (corsica)

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Kintai Bridge Iwakuni Japan

    Kintai Bridge Iwakuni Japan

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    Eilean Donan Castle Bridge, Scotland

    Eilean Donan Castle Bridge, Scotland

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    Solkan Bridge Slovenija

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    Leshan, Sichuan Province, China

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    #36

    Japanese Bridge In Hoi An, Vietnam

    Japanese Bridge In Hoi An, Vietnam

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Watford, United Kingdom

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    #38

    Tamari Bridge - Georgia

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    Siosepol,isfahan,iran

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    #40

    Bridge To Nowhere, Whanganui, New Zealand

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    Pont Du Gard, France

    Pont Du Gard, France

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    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

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    Trikala Greece

    Trikala Greece

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    Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

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    Bridge Of Portitsa, Grevena, Greece

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    Varda Bridge, Adana, Turkey

    Varda Bridge, Adana, Turkey

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    Şenyuva Bridge, Çamlıhemşin, Rize, Turkey

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    #51

    Bridge Over Voidomatis River, Vikos Gorge, Greece

    Bridge Over Voidomatis River, Vikos Gorge, Greece

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    Köprülü Kanyon, Antalya-turkey

    Köprülü Kanyon, Antalya-turkey

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    Bridge On River Drina, Bosnia And Herzegovina

    Bridge On River Drina, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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    Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

    Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

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    Old Bridge Over Fluvià's River, Besalú, Spain

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    Kosinj Bridge, Lika-senj Region, Croatia

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    Ponte Del Diavolo Sul Serchio, Garfagnana, Italia

    Ponte Del Diavolo Sul Serchio, Garfagnana, Italia

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    Öresund Bridge, Between Copenhagen And Malmö, Sweden And Denmark

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    Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

    Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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    Kokori's Stone Bridge, Zagoria, Greece

    Kokori's Stone Bridge, Zagoria, Greece

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    ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΟΥ ΝΟΥΤΣΟΥ Ή ΚΟΚΚΟΡΗ ΖΑΓΟΡΟΧΩΡΙΑ ΗΠΕΙΡΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΣ

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    Rimski Most, Ilidža, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

    Rimski Most, Ilidža, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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    #63

    Bassano Del Grappa - Italy Wood Bridge Since 1209 Dc

    Bassano Del Grappa - Italy Wood Bridge Since 1209 Dc

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    Prior Park,bath

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    Bamboo Bridge, Along, Arunachalpradesh, India

    Bamboo Bridge, Along, Arunachalpradesh, India

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    Shahara Bridge, Yemen

    Shahara Bridge, Yemen

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    Pont Canal Du Cacor, France

    Pont Canal Du Cacor, France

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    that's a bridge for boats, so you can cross with boat above another :)

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    Kintai Bridge, Japan

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    Plaka Bridge On Arahthos River, Pindos Mountain, Greece.

    Plaka Bridge On Arahthos River, Pindos Mountain, Greece.

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    Bridge Of Sighs Venice, Italy

    Bridge Of Sighs Venice, Italy

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    Bridge In Village Zovic, Mariovo, Macedonia

    Bridge In Village Zovic, Mariovo, Macedonia

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    #74

    Near Ashland Wi

    Near Ashland Wi

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    Palladian Bridge, Prior Park, Bath, Great Britain

    Palladian Bridge, Prior Park, Bath, Great Britain

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    Bridge To The Akagi Shrine, Gunma, Japan

    Bridge To The Akagi Shrine, Gunma, Japan

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    Peyrusse-le-roc, France

    Peyrusse-le-roc, France

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    Rijeka Crnojevica - Montenegro

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    Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya, India

    Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya, India

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    . . . this is the same as the root bridge shown above as #13 ... repeat entry Screen-Sho...6c-png.jpg Screen-Shot-2019-08-27-at-44424-PM-5d65279bf2f6c-png.jpg

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    Stirling Bridge, Scotland

    Stirling Bridge, Scotland

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    Devil's Bridge, Ardino, Bulgaria

    Devil's Bridge, Ardino, Bulgaria

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This is duplicate, already submitted https://www.boredpanda.com/otoman-bridge-in-rhodope-mountains-bulgaria/

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    Misarela_gerês_north Of Portugal

    Misarela_gerês_north Of Portugal

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    #84

    Bridge

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    #85

    Çifteköprü, Arhavi, Turkey

    Çifteköprü, Arhavi, Turkey

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    #86

    Felsenbrücke, Germany

    Felsenbrücke, Germany

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    New Moon Bridge - Taipei, Taiwan

    New Moon Bridge - Taipei, Taiwan

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Garish, not as serenely harmonious as the old one/ Chic

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    Kadin Bridge In Nevestino,kuistendil,bulgaria!

    Kadin Bridge In Nevestino,kuistendil,bulgaria!

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    וואו, זה גשר מאוד מגניב, כי איבדה משמעות לזה.

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    Erskine Bridge Near Glasgow, Scotland

    Erskine Bridge Near Glasgow, Scotland

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Beautiful photography and timing with the fog over the area and the rising sun

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    The Sligachan Bridge Of Scotland ( © Sebastian Grieb Photography )

    The Sligachan Bridge Of Scotland ( © Sebastian Grieb Photography )

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    #91

    Mtirala Bridge In Mtirala National Park, Ajara, Georgia

    Mtirala Bridge In Mtirala National Park, Ajara, Georgia

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    Kledonas Bridge On The Voidomatis River, Greece

    Kledonas Bridge On The Voidomatis River, Greece

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    Pile Gate, Dubrovnik (king's Landing)

    Pile Gate, Dubrovnik (king's Landing)

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    8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Take a virtual tour through King's Landing on justdubrovnik.com - You'll love it :)

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    Pont Du Gard, France

    Pont Du Gard, France

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    Stańczyki Bridges, Poland

    Stańczyki Bridges, Poland

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    Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley Of Wales, United Kingdom

    Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley Of Wales, United Kingdom

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    Kemerov Bridge, Devinska River, Bulgaria

    Kemerov Bridge, Devinska River, Bulgaria

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    #98

    Storms River Suspension Bridge, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Storms River Suspension Bridge, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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    Mostar Bridge

    Mostar Bridge

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    #100

    Bridge Crossing The Lake To An Island Formed From Salt Waste - Turda Salt Mine, Romania

    Bridge Crossing The Lake To An Island Formed From Salt Waste - Turda Salt Mine, Romania

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Hard to make out whats going on from the angle of the picture

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    Bridge To Nowhere, New Zealand

    Bridge To Nowhere, New Zealand

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    Dong Bridge

    Dong Bridge

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    Landeleau, Bretagne, France

    Landeleau, Bretagne, France

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    God's Bridge (natural Bridge), Ponoarele, Romania

    God's Bridge (natural Bridge), Ponoarele, Romania

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    Doublebelt(Çiftekemer) Bridge, Artvin, Turkey

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    #106

    Ponte Della Maddalena (devil's Bridge) - Near The Town Of Borgo A Mozzano, Lucca Italy

    Ponte Della Maddalena (devil's Bridge) - Near The Town Of Borgo A Mozzano, Lucca Italy

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    #107

    Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

    Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

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    #108

    Danilov's Bridge Over Mrtvica Gorge, Montenegro

    Danilov's Bridge Over Mrtvica Gorge, Montenegro

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    Ponte Del Diavolo, Lucca, Italy

    Ponte Del Diavolo, Lucca, Italy

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    Stone Bridge, Bristol, Maine, Usa

    Stone Bridge, Bristol, Maine, Usa

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    #111

    Scotland

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    Kosinj Bridge, Region Lika, Croatia

    Kosinj Bridge, Region Lika, Croatia

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    #113

    Ponte Del Diavolo (devil's Bridge) - Borgo A Mozzano, Lucca, Italy

    Ponte Del Diavolo (devil's Bridge) - Borgo A Mozzano, Lucca, Italy

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    #114

    Bobbio (italy) From Devil's Bridge

    Bobbio (italy) From Devil's Bridge

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    Roman Bridge Near The Titus-vespasianus Tunnel Close To The Town Of Antakya In Southern Turkey

    Roman Bridge Near The Titus-vespasianus Tunnel Close To The Town Of Antakya In Southern Turkey

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    #116

    Άρτα, Ελλάδα/ Arta Greece

    Άρτα, Ελλάδα/ Arta Greece

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    Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro

    Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro

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    Railway Bridge And Tunnel Of Kornel Stodola Next To Telgárt, Slovakia

    Railway Bridge And Tunnel Of Kornel Stodola Next To Telgárt, Slovakia

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    #119

    #91 Brugler Road Bridge Over The Paulins Kill, Knowlton, Nj.

    #91 Brugler Road Bridge Over The Paulins Kill, Knowlton, Nj.

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    #120

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    Tsar Bridge (carev Most) On The Way To Ostrog Monastyr, Montenegro

    Tsar Bridge (carev Most) On The Way To Ostrog Monastyr, Montenegro

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    Portitsa,greece

    Portitsa,greece

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    5th time I am seeing this bridge in this list. Accept it people, it is not that pretty.

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    Skodjebrua, Skodje, Norway

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    Belcastel, France

    Belcastel, France

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    Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur, Switzerland

    Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur, Switzerland

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    Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia And Herzegovina

    Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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    9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    A historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River. It was completed in 1577 by the Ottoman court architect Mimar Sinan.

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    Klidonias Bridge, Greece

    Klidonias Bridge, Greece

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    Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, Montenegro

    Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, Montenegro

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    #130

    Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

    Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

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    #131

    The Devils Bridge On The Outskirts Of Lucca Italy.

    The Devils Bridge On The Outskirts Of Lucca Italy.

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    #132

    Ponte Gobbo, Bobbio, Italy

    Ponte Gobbo, Bobbio, Italy

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    #133

    Ponte Do Porto, Concelho De Manhom, A Corunha

    Ponte Do Porto, Concelho De Manhom, A Corunha

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    #134

    Forth Rail Bridge

    Forth Rail Bridge

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