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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

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

Basteibrücke, Saxon Switzerland, Germany

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Ponte Della Maddalena, Borgo A Mozzano, Italy

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

Bastei Bridge Near Dresden, Germany

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Palaiokaria's Bridge, Greece

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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

Solkan Bridge Slovenija

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Leshan, Sichuan Province, China

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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

Watford, United Kingdom

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Tamari Bridge - Georgia

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Siosepol,isfahan,iran

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Bridge To Nowhere, Whanganui, New Zealand

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Pont Du Gard, France

Pont Du Gard, France

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#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

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Trikala Greece

Trikala Greece

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

ΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΦΗΜΟ ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΟΥ ΑΓ. ΒΗΣΣΑΡΙΩΝΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΥΛΗ ΤΡΙΚΑΛΩΝ

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#45

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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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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#54

Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

Misarela Bridge, Montalegre, Portugal

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#55

Old Bridge Over Fluvià's River, Besalú, Spain

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Kosinj Bridge, Lika-senj Region, Croatia

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

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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

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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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

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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

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Bridge

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Çifteköprü, Arhavi, Turkey

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

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Danilov's Bridge Over Mrtvica Gorge, Montenegro

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Ponte Del Diavolo, Lucca, Italy

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Stone Bridge, Bristol, Maine, Usa

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Scotland

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Kosinj Bridge, Region Lika, Croatia

Kosinj Bridge, Region Lika, Croatia

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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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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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Άρτα, Ελλάδα/ Arta Greece

Άρτα, Ελλάδα/ Arta Greece

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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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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

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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

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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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

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Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

Mes Bridge, Shkoder, Albania

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