The Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the Peloponnese, Greece. Dating to the Greek Bronze Age, it is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use today.
This relic of Ancient Greece straddles a small gully near a modern road. Still stable, the sturdy structure has been in use for thousands of years.
The bridge was built using Cyclopean masonry, with limestone boulders, smaller stones, and little pieces of tile assembled tightly together without mortar. It stretches 72 feet long, 18 feet wide, and 13 feet tall.
The ancient bridge is still safe for pedestrian use. Interestingly though, that wasn’t its original purpose. Archaeologists have concluded that based on the bridge’s style, it was built specifically for chariots. The structure even still has the curbs intended to guide the horse-drawn vehicles.
Know Before You Go
The bridge is located at the 15th kilometer of the Nauplion-Epidaurus highway. Make sure you park your car so it doesn't block traffic.
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