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 let us know in the COMMENTS section below so we can add them to our list!
What is your favorite?
#1 Moon Bridge – Taipei, Taiwan:
#2 Devil’s Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria:
#3 Huangshan, Anhui, China:
#4 Pindos Mountains, Greece:
#5 Låtefossen Waterfall, Norway:
#6 Mullerthal, Luxembourg:
#7 Rakotz Brücke, Germany:
#8 Ronda, Malaga, Spain:
#9 Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA:
#10 Gorge De L’areuse, Switzerland:
#11 Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland:
#12 Carrbridge, Scotland:
#13 Gaztelugatxe, Spain:
#14 Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina:
#15 Root Bridge in India:
#16 Hermitage Bridge, Scotland:
#17 Ponte Gobbo, Italy:
#18 Tollymore, UK:
#19 Bridge Across The Merced River, Yosemite, USA:
#20 Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA:
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