The Arkadiko Bridge, also known as the Kazarma Bridge

Leof. Asklipiou 27, Arkadiko 210 52, Grecia

Simona Bertolaso

Arkadiko

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Fontane, Piazze e Ponti
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Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The Arkadiko Bridge, also known as the Kazarma Bridge, is believed to be the oldest existing bride in the world. It is an arch bridge and one of the oldest of this type still used by the local population. In Mycenaean (last phase of the Greek Bronze Age from 1600 – 1100 BCE) times, the Arkadiko Bridge served as a highway between the cities of Tiryns and Epidauros.

The Arkadiko Bridge was built sometime around 1300 – 1190 BCE and was part of a larger highway in the area. There are three other corbel arch bridges near Arkadiko, all similar in design and age.

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