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The 5 Oldest & Greatest Bridge in the World

Hi, Buzzers!! Do you know that there are oldest bridges in the world that are still in use today? Some even built in 3,000 years ago. Next time when you travel to these countries you could visit those bridges too. Happy reading! ūüôā

1. Arkadiko Bridge, Greece

This bridge was built in Greek Bronze Age. The structure showed that the bridge was built for chariots use. This bridge also believed to be the oldest arch bridge in the world.

Arkadiko Bridge, Greece
http://www.greece.com/photos/destinations/Peloponnese/Argolida/Village/Agios_Ioannis/The_Arkadiko_Bridge_or_Kazarma_Bridge_is_a_Mycenaean_bridge_near_Epidauros,_Greece./42566764
Arkadiko Bridge, Greece
http://www.greece.com/photos/destinations/Peloponnese/Argolida/Village/Agios_Ioannis/The_Arkadiko_Bridge_or_Kazarma_Bridge_is_a_Mycenaean_bridge_near_Epidauros,_Greece./42566764

2. Caravan Bridge, Turkey

The caravan bridge was built in 850 BC in Izmir, Turkey. The bridge is 3,000 years old and still in use until today.

Caravan Bridge, Turkey
https://www.destinationtips.com/attractions/11-bridges-built-ancients-still-used-today/
Caravan bridge, Turkey
http://www.levantineheritage.com/caravanb.htm

3. Anji Bridge, China

The bridge was built in 595-605 by the Sui Dynasty. The bridge is China’s oldest bridge and the oldest open-spandel segmental arch bridge in the world.

Zhazou Anji Bridge, China
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anji_Bridge
Zhazhou Anji Bridge, China
http://cfile6.uf.tistory.com/image/99E78E335A86B14E0EF30D

4. Shaharah Bridge, Yemen

The shaharah bridge was built in the 17th century by local shaharah leader, Al Usta Saleh. He wanted the bridge to be built in order to prevent the Ottoman invasion after they regained their victory.

Shaharah Bridge, Yemen
http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/how-prevent-invasion-build-bridge-shaharah-bridge-yemen-bridge-sighs-007654
Shaharah Bridge, Yemen
http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/how-prevent-invasion-build-bridge-shaharah-bridge-yemen-bridge-sighs-007654

5. Ponte Sant’Angelo

The bridge was made by the Romans in 134 AD. The bridge was named Sant’Angelo because of a legend that said an Angel was announced the end of the plague by standing on the roof of a Castle.

Ponte Sant'Angelo, Italy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponte_Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Italy
https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-ponte-sant-angelo-bridge-hadrian-rome-italy-once-aelian-pons-aelius-image32012424

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